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    Just beautiful Glass. Is your other one a mandola?
    Will's two points are the mandolins that haunt my MAS in the middle of the night.
    But I don't NEED one. Really I don't. No really.
    So if you decide to sell one please don't tell me. PLEASE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hank View Post
    Glassweb did you help with any of the trim choices? You both have an artist good taste but some of that looks like you might have done it in glass. Eloquence that almost implies the scroll of Lyon and Healy's headstock only better. Great creative alchemy!!
    No, this was all between Will and the original owner. To GKWilson in post #26 I do own a Kimble H5 mandola. I was at Wintergrass today but only for a couple of hours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Wilson View Post
    Agreed. I love the block inlay. Typically, how does block inlay hold up to play wear?
    I think block inlays hold up fine assuming they were properly made and installed.

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    They're awesome but I still think I like Richters' octave the best...

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    Just love that Trident Kimble!!!! As a matter of interest, is it more expensive than Will's "Standard" 2 point?? Seems to be much more ornate. Beautiful instrument.

    John

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    That is gorgeous. Love my Kimble A an awful lot and have been losing sleep over a 2-point Kimble mandola at TME.
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    I have just bought this beautiful mandolin here in Dublin Ireland. Took delivery today. It's incredible to see it here. It's definitely the same mandolin with identical grain in the wood on the back. If anyone has any more history regarding the mandolin I would love to hear about it. Also is this an unique instrument or did Will Kimble make any others the same.

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    Maybe a little nod to John Monteleone there. Will does nice work. Andy Statman once let me play his. Very tight workmanship and even tone as one might expect.
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    Rumor has it that Will built an F5 (actually several for Michael to select from) for Michael Cleveland. One of the ones not selected by Michael ended up at the Music Emporium, and had the trident inlays on the pick guard and the headstock. Great sounding mandolin, with a radiused fretboard and a really vibrant voice. It sold before it hit the website.
    Good Advice: Play before you pay, and know your product and your market.

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    K = Kimble. K = "Keeper"
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    The art deco work moves the needle on that incredibly beautifull instrument into the exceptional category!!

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    It reminds me of the blond Kimble I played at Carters in 2016, 2 point with block inlay. That one was tonally superb, and stood right up there with a Heiden A that also sounded great. The Kimble had that silky smooth feel while playing. Maybe due to a bound neck? Dang near played itself.

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    Thanks for the kind words everybody, just wanted to clarify a couple points - I made a batch of F5s for Nathan Livers to choose from. Nathan plays mandolin in Michael Cleveland's band Flamekeeper. We made a deal on one of the mandolins and you can see him playing it live with Michael. Michael did come to the shop with Nathan to help pick one of the mandolins, and it was amazing to hear them play together and interesting for me to see how they evaluated the different mandolins. Second, the inlays on those mandolins were unique and while similar in concept to this mandolin they had a different shape and were engraved. Come to think of it, the pick guard inlays WERE the same shape - but they were still engraved for the first time. Best wishes!

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    Can you share their process? Guys here by many mandolins��

    Saw those fellows at the Wenatchee River festival over the weekend. They tore it up on their twin mando tunes.
    Play it like you mean it.

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    As mentioned I bought this mandolin recently . I want to put it on my insurance policy. I would appreciate any views on what replacement value I should insure it for. Does the inlay etc make it more or less valuable than a plainer Kimble two point? Thanks.

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    Again, you can just ask the maker for the replacement cost. He is the only one who knows that.
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