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    Number three of four very limited edition Fiddleback Koa/Red Cedar F-5's. Elkhorn #50 just off the bench. A milestone in the Elkhorn shop!! Enjoy!
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    Default Re: Elkhorn F-5 #50 Fiddleback Koa/ Red Cedar

    That is very nice indeed!
    Cheers Gary

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    Default Re: Elkhorn F-5 #50 Fiddleback Koa/ Red Cedar

    Eye-candy for sure... very nice indeed! Has a really "organic" vibe to it... bet it sounds great!
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    Stunning mandolin, thanks for sharing. I love the classic design with alternative materials.
    Charley

    A bunch of stuff with four strings

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    Default Re: Elkhorn F-5 #50 Fiddleback Koa/ Red Cedar

    Beautiful Robb! Congrats on #50!!!

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    Default Re: Elkhorn F-5 #50 Fiddleback Koa/ Red Cedar

    Robb, that mandolin looks incredible!!!

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    Default Re: Elkhorn F-5 #50 Fiddleback Koa/ Red Cedar

    Thanks for all the nice comments Folks...very much appreciated. This really did turn out to be a pretty special mandolin! Currently working on a traditional Maple/Red Spruce F-5 and the last of the Fiddleback Koa. I'll keep you all posted.
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    Boy oh boy, nice work.

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    Default Re: Elkhorn F-5 #50 Fiddleback Koa/ Red Cedar

    Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your 50 builds. Very beautiful art. I really like your spar varnish rubbed satin finishes like on #35. You are the only one doing these type finishes that I know of on mandolins. It's a blueprinted attention to smoothing every detail. What type varnish do you use?
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    Default Re: Elkhorn F-5 #50 Fiddleback Koa/ Red Cedar

    Currently using a product from LMI...really liking the way it behaves and the cure time is much shorter than many of the other products. Makes the finish time a bit shorter also. That's a good thing! Thanks for the kind words.
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