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    A few shots of the latest Elkhorn A-5. Quite pleased with the results of the black sound board over the blonde neck, sides, and back; pretty sweet look! Sounds great to boot!! Enjoy!
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    Nice. Let's hear it.
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    Spiffy, I like it

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    OMG! I like that a lot. Nice job.
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    Simply Beautiful! Really love the contrast front/back. I'd love to hear that!
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    I want to come by your shop! I can't believe I've never been there yet while I've lived in Durango for 3 years. Your mandolins are absolutely breathtaking. Will you be at Telluride bluegrass this year?
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    Default Re: Black on Blonde Elkhorn A-5

    Robb, that is a sweet looking A model! I do love the black on blonde combination!

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    Ooooooh, that's pretty.
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    Hey everybody. I'm the proud owner of the latest by Robb I ordered it in February and it arrived today. The black on blonde is stunning plus it sounds great. Robb did a really nice setup work on it, and it plays like butter. I'll try to get a sound clip of it together and will post it soon.

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    Here's what it sounds like.
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    Sonds as good as it looks, Steve! A real winner all the way..
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    Hey, Thanks for all the positive comments on the mandolin. It really did turn out to be a great looking and was definitely a challenge doing just the top black. Thanks also to Steve Martin for the sound clip!
    http://www.elkhornmandolins.com

    Please come visit my Elkhorn Mandolins Facebook page too!

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    That's gorgeous, Robb.

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    Ive never played one but everything Ive seen is art and yours sounds nice and warm
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    I know own two loar 600vs and bought a 200 for my neighbor they do just fine but Ive played em hard and they stillneed a pro setup
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    Default Re: Black on Blonde Elkhorn A-5

    Lovely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Martin View Post
    Here's what it sounds like.
    Oh, man!! That's got some DEPTH. The notes seem to pop out, especially the D & G strings. WONDERFUL!!
    You're a lucky guy.

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    Absolutely beautiful Robb!

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