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    Default Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    This is the latest Elkhorn mandolin off the work bench. Koa with a 150 year old Redwood soundboard; man what a sound! I've got some really special woods coming in the near future so look for good things to come! Thanks for taking a look!

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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    Nice. The headstock is especially attractive.
    How about a sound clip?
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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    Robb, nice work! I love your wood combinations! I like the way that F5 looks!

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    Visually spectacular Robb!!

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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    Beauty all the way! Love that wood/binding combo, just a very classy look.
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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    That is one beautiful mandolin!
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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    The redwood top is beautiful and the binding is a perfect match. Nice combination.

    Back is stunning as well.
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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    Beautiful mandolin, Robb.

    Can you be a little more descriptive about the sound?

    How does this wood combo differ from the sound of a traditional spruce and maple mandolin in tone, volume, depth, projection, sustain, responsiveness and complexity of overtones?

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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    Love your pictures. Yummy as usual. Especially that top and headstock. Wowser. Love that abbreviated finger rest too. You're actually kind of cruel to impose such insatiable longings... but then again, it hurts so good.
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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    WOW! Absolutely gorgeous work of Art!!! LOVE IT
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    Very, very attractive creation you have there. Congratulations. I'd love to hear a soundclip, too.

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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    Give us a tune Robb. I'm still working on that '8 more miles to Louisville' that you played on the cocobolo mandolin a few years ago.
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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    Beautiful!! If it sounds half as nice as it looks, someone is going to be a very happy player.

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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    Hey All, Thanks for all the kind comments on the mandolin!! I'll try to get an mp3 together and post it so you all can hear how great this thing sounds. Thanks again!
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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    Yet another stunning work of art you've produced Robb! I'll chime in with a request for a sound clip too. Keep up the good work!

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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    Here's a short mp3 of the mandolin. It's always hard to know what to play to get the best sounds out of each individual instrument but here you go. Enjoy! Koa Redwood F-5.MP3
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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    A fine sounding instrument (and quite good playing). Which makes it excellent all around.
    Very nice work, Rob.
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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    Very beautiful!

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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    Personally,i've exhausted my supply of superlatives for Robb's mandolins - so - very nice !,
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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    I think Robb has crossed the line into "work of art". Quite amazing and gorgeous. This is not helping my MAS.

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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    Robb, that mandolin sounds great! Nice tone!

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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    Sounds fantastic Robb!

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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    wow, very nice sound and its in the classifieds right now...........................goodness
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