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    Default Ken Ratcliff

    Ken sent me a couple of more pictures of my mandolin in progress and a Halloween picture. The mandolin looks great and so does Ken!
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    Collings MF (2016)
    Kentucky KM-1050 (2013)
    Johnny Adams Two-point #072 (2018)
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    "Heck, Jimmy Martin don't even believe in Santy Claus!"

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    Nice! Ken certainly makes some interesting design and finish choices (unusual headstocks, old violin finish like OP, others distressed, etc) but I've heard and read nothing but good things about his work. A Silverangel is definitely in the mix when I finally decide to pull the trigger on an upgrade.

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    Default Re: Ken Ratcliff

    His price on an A model is hard to beat. This is a Redwood top. The hardware is a distressed pewter look.
    Collings MF (2016)
    Kentucky KM-1050 (2013)
    Johnny Adams Two-point #072 (2018)
    Silverangel "A"Aged White Blonde #425 (2018)

    Hohner and Seydel Harmonicas (various keys)

    "Heck, Jimmy Martin don't even believe in Santy Claus!"

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    Default Re: Ken Ratcliff

    That's not a Halloween picture, it's his new design for your soundboard
    - Jeremy

    Wot no catchphrase?

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    Default Re: Ken Ratcliff Silverangel Econo 10 completed.

    Quote Originally Posted by LowNSlow View Post
    Nice! Ken certainly makes some interesting design and finish choices (unusual headstocks, old violin finish like OP, others distressed, etc) but I've heard and read nothing but good things about his work. A Silverangel is definitely in the mix when I finally decide to pull the trigger on an upgrade.

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    She's completed! Ken will keep it until Monday for fine tuning. Here's pictures with the strings on.
    Ken says she sounds like a 10. Her name is Penny, after my wife of 37 years.
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    Collings MF (2016)
    Kentucky KM-1050 (2013)
    Johnny Adams Two-point #072 (2018)
    Silverangel "A"Aged White Blonde #425 (2018)

    Hohner and Seydel Harmonicas (various keys)

    "Heck, Jimmy Martin don't even believe in Santy Claus!"

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    Default Re: Ken Ratcliff

    I really like the top, enjoy her when you get her.
    - Jeremy

    Wot no catchphrase?

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    Default Re: Ken Ratcliff

    Quote Originally Posted by derbex View Post
    I really like the top, enjoy her when you get her.
    I'm certain I will. Love the neck. It's Ken's "Speed Neck".
    Collings MF (2016)
    Kentucky KM-1050 (2013)
    Johnny Adams Two-point #072 (2018)
    Silverangel "A"Aged White Blonde #425 (2018)

    Hohner and Seydel Harmonicas (various keys)

    "Heck, Jimmy Martin don't even believe in Santy Claus!"

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