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    Well, this isn't my mandolin, but I sure wish it was...
    What a great looking mandolin...

    Steven Andersen has been building some great instruments over the last 30 years or so, but lately has been concentrating on his archtop guitar designs.

    So it was really a pleasure to see him show up at Wintergrass last weekend with a new mandolin in tow, and it's a stunner. #Great design, woods (I'm a sucker for that kind of thing), and tone...

    A classy instrument that he calls the F Moderne...

    Here's some pics....
    (No financial insterest, blah, blah, blah...)
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    SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Classy looker dat one!
    Look up (to see whats comin down)

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    Looks real similar to the other one...
    Look up (to see whats comin down)

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    Very nice, I like how the pickguard color is continued into the fretboard.
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    Wow, I like his use of wood in the fretboard, to make the pickguard look as if its extending into it... Absolutely beautiful!
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    Cool look....



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    show us the back please.
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    One more....
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    And the back.....
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    Author!
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    That is beyond cool!!!
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    Speachless, very NICE

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    Wheew. ONE SHARP MANDO !

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    Superbe! and the tone?
    Tomorrow is tomorrow

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    Very nice!

    Only thing is that the wood grain of the inlay/fingerrest reminds me of my parent's basement walls circa 1977...
    Jason Anderson

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    humina humina humina....

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    That is the mando I want. I'm gonna get me one if'n it's the last thing I do!

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    Just one more....
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    killer! Love the pickguard and fretboard. Binding looks great!
    I never wanted them all, Just the ones I wanted.....

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    A stunning piece of work! I really like the flow of lines on the front; sort of reminds me of the old Jaguar XK 120 (automobile).

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    Really different. The flow of the arc down the center of the instrument begins at the peghead, flows through the pickguard and doubles back through the tailpiece. Nice fade on the top and back with great flame on the back, too. I like the fade from black to high contrast grain on the back of the peghead.

    -Phil

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    What?, No dots? That is a really nice design with unique appointments. It's nice to see something different.

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    WOW, that's an amazing looking instrument. Bruce, if you had a chance to play it or hear it, what did it sound like?

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    Did it at least have dots on the top of the neck?
    Forget with the cowbell, already...

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    Man, that is so sweet!

    I didn't notice that the arc curved down to the tail piece - that is just stunning.

    Beautiful work.

    You know, its web pages like this that totally fuel my sick need for more instruments.

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