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    Default Elkhorn Fiddleback Koa/Red Cedar #47

    Well...Here's the first of four Fiddleback Koa/Red Cedar F-5's coming soon out of the Elkhorn shop. I've been looking for Koa like this for a long time and this stuff is the real deal!! Didn't get a chance to record this one before it went to it's new owner but I've got another one that I just strung up that I'll post some images and an MP3 of soon. The pairing of these two woods makes for a killer sounding mandolin! Enjoy!


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    Default Re: Elkhorn Fiddleback Koa/Red Cedar #47

    This is lovely stuff. Let's hear it.
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    Default Re: Elkhorn Fiddleback Koa/Red Cedar #47

    Beautiful Robb!!!

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    Beautiful job. Curious how that Koa sounds on a mandolin.
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    Default Re: Elkhorn Fiddleback Koa/Red Cedar #47

    That is gorgeous --everything about it, and that tortoise binding really frames it magnificently.

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    Default Re: Elkhorn Fiddleback Koa/Red Cedar #47

    Lovely. That's some beautiful koa.
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    Amazing work, Robb!
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    Default Re: Elkhorn Fiddleback Koa/Red Cedar #47

    Beautiful instrument... very tasty!
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    Utterly spectacular !!. The Koa/T.shell binding are a glorious combination,
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    Default Re: Elkhorn Fiddleback Koa/Red Cedar #47

    Robb, that mandolin looks amazing! Nice work as always, brother!

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    Default Re: Elkhorn Fiddleback Koa/Red Cedar #47

    Lovely work- great choice of materials.
    Cheers Gary

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    The torch and wire inlaid peg head is the most impressive I've seen in quite a while. Great work Robb!!

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    Default Re: Elkhorn Fiddleback Koa/Red Cedar #47

    Incredible work! One of the prettiest mandos I've seen anywhere.
    It ain't gotta be perfect, as long as it's perfect enough!

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    Default Re: Elkhorn Fiddleback Koa/Red Cedar #47

    Wow! And to think, there are three more right behind it. Well done.

    Could you imagine a quartet like that?
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    Default Re: Elkhorn Fiddleback Koa/Red Cedar #47

    Quote Originally Posted by red7flag View Post
    Beautiful job. Curious how that Koa sounds on a mandolin.



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    Default Re: Elkhorn Fiddleback Koa/Red Cedar #47

    incredible playing....can someone please ID what he plays up until about 1:15?
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    Default Re: Elkhorn Fiddleback Koa/Red Cedar #47

    The name of the tune Steffey is playing is called " Forked Deer". And... Thanks to all for the nice comments on the mandolin; very much appreciated!
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