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    Just picked up my new Hamlett A custom built with my specs
    Red Spruce,satin finish,block inlays,fleur de lis Evo frets ,black buttons
    I really like it
    It's lightweight already sounds great has a great feel and plays so easy
    john is a great craftsman he is among the top to me
    and now is building here in Kentucky
    He has his shop up and running ,he is starting to put out some mandolins he has 2 F-5s ready out of this batch
    Just want to express my appreciation for his work
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    Wow, Danny, that looks awesome! (He didn't get his username here for nothing ) Glad to hear John is rolling again!
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    It does look mighty tasty!
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    nice and tasteful!

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    ....I'm a sucker for those block inlays...nice!!

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    Yeh (sunburst) that was another request I had, Loarburst that I forgot to mention
    He got everything right
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spruce View Post
    ....I'm a sucker for those block inlays...nice!!
    me too! Nice A5!

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    Hey mark
    By the looks of your signature line you're like me you prefer the A!
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    Now that is one-beautiful-mando bro....congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Clark View Post
    Hey mark
    By the looks of your signature line you're like me you prefer the A!
    Yep. A good one is the best money spent on an mandolin imo.
    And your Hamlett is all that, I bet. He sure nailed the Loar finish look.
    Love to hear it. Congratulations! and enjoy

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    What a beauty! That one must be keeper.
    Is that miss-matched wood on the top, like we like?

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    That is a really nice looking mandolin!
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    Danny, any chance you can post a video or sound clip of your new mandolin?
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    Love his tailpiece.
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    That's a gorgeous mandolin. Congrats! MAS is inflamed again.
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    Really great! Congratulations!

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    Yes it's a keeper got one the way I want it blocks and etc.
    Not sure how to post a video but will try in a few days
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    I can relate - I own Hamlett # 32 now, an A style, bought it used about a year ago. Like yours, it is very light, very responsive, with a fit and finish second to none I've ever played. It's my favorite mandolin by a mile - but it doesn't have those cool block inlays like yours!
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    If 32 is the one with the mountain inlay I was the orginal owner it is a good one
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    It is indeed, on both counts!
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    Let's see some pics of 32 also, please. I want to see the mountain inlay.
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    Actually, I was the original owner of #32, when we get right down to it.
    It is here, Blue Ridge inlay and all.
    I you want to post pics to this thread, Clark, I wouldn't mind seeing how it is holding up!

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    Congrats on that classy looking A. I'm sure it sounds as great as it looks.

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    Looks great! Would also love to hear how it sounds! Congrats.
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    Beautiful mandolin. I am the proud owner of #13 Hamlett, although an F model, nevertheless an earlier example of John's talent and skill. This new A model is just gorgeous. I love the graceful headstock. John doesn't struggle with trying to create a new motif for the top of the headstock, just a nicely proportioned radius. John should definitely be considered among the top builders today. Nice one John!! Also good to see you are up and running production-wise after a few years of "commuting" back and forth Virginia to Kentucky.

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