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    Well, I haven't shown this to the many folks but I'd like to introduce y'all to The Trident by builder Will Kimble. Now I should say that Will never named this mandolin, but I call it The Trident because its of inlays and three-tiered headstock and pick-guard motif... a nod to Poseidon and his trident. In any case it's probably the most beautiful mandolin I've ever owned and has a most amazing sound as well... unlike anything else I've ever played. Hats off to Will for creating such an extraordinary mandolin.
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    His two points are fantastic. Had a friend's (Barry) last weekend to play and it really sang. Playability, tone, volume... check, check, check...

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    And that one is stunning. Love the color. Congrats

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    Truly a striking instrument! Will's 2-Points are exquisite. I think, acoustically, they possess the best attributes of both an "A" and and "F". Aesthetically, most pleasing to the eye. Love the Super 400 'ish vibe.

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    I've been very impressed with Will's work. And enjoyed meeting him too!

    Here's Andy Statman playing his new Kimble F-model, recently - recording with the great Michael Cleveland. I think it's his third Kimble, but that's Andy, perpetually searching…

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    Beautiful!! I've yet to play one of his two points. Statman sure got some excellent tone out of his! Looks like Brad and I were posting at the same time.
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    Here's a couple more shots... this mandolin is bound with faux tortoise binding with a unique black-white-black on the forward side... almost Italian in its exoticism...
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    Very deco very classy.

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    nice, i think those are the best looking mandolins made right now.
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    Wow, simply stunning. Any shots of the back? Thanks for posting pics of this Mandolin.

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    here you go Mark...
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    Default Re: Will Kimble "Trident" Mandolin

    Will knocked it out of the park on that one. As he usually does...

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    Top class. Those block inlays are very similar to those on the old (original) Guild D-55 guitars - I always did find those very tasty looking. The finger-guard inlay is a perfect complement. The whole thing is beautifully balanced!
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    Here's the backside of my other Kimble 2-point...
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    I played Barry's Kimble a couple of years ago at Marty Jacobson's shop, and was knocked-ot. He really makes exceptional mandolins. That 2 point is really an amazing instrument, just beautiful in every way! I'd love to hear any clips ya might have of her. The fact that you have 2 (2???) Kimble 2 points makes you a god amongst men!
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    Love the two point mandolins. That's really nice!
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    So art deco... looks like it should be in the Chrysler Building! Very nice Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glassweb View Post
    Here's the backside of my other Kimble 2-point...
    Your OTHER Kimble two point! You dawg you!
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    Default Re: Will Kimble "Trident" Mandolin

    well, ya gotta have a backup right?

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    That is great. A Kimble 2 point is actually what I want now then anything in the world. 2 points are my favorite mandolin type and Kimble is my grandmothers maiden name.
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    i've been playing mandolin for many years now and have owned many great mandolins including several Lloyd Loar F5s, Ferns, Gils etc... all of 'em. have played them all.

    i can honestly say that, at least for me, Kimble mandolins and mandolas are the best there are. yep.

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    Didn't Jim Nikora have a Kimble or Dude that was nearly identical to this mandolin? I miss my two point. Sold it to the Dawg a few years ago. This one looks exceptional, congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by almeriastrings View Post
    Top class. Those block inlays are very similar to those on the old (original) Guild D-55 guitars - I always did find those very tasty looking. The finger-guard inlay is a perfect complement. The whole thing is beautifully balanced!
    Agreed. I love the block inlay. Typically, how does block inlay hold up to play wear?

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    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!!
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    Thanks for sharing your beautiful mandolin! Nice!!
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