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    This is a new model that I'm building called El Toro. It has a varnish finish done with rottenstone, hybrid top(1850 redwood on the bass side & 1904 red spruce on the treble side). Just strung up and sounds good.
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    Very nice Ken, how does the hybrid top change the sound? Interesting idea.
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    Love the aesthetic, Ken, and that back is a jaw-dropper too.

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    Ken, that's so cool! I love everything about it! I really like how the finish looks!

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    Love your two points. Love all of them really. That is one beautiful instrument.
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    A superb looking mandolin Ken !!,
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    Quote Originally Posted by pops1 View Post
    Very nice Ken, how does the hybrid top change the sound? Interesting idea.
    The hybrid top seems to have a well balanced sound. Good bass, and excellent highs with nice punch and pop. I may try that again.Thanks all, how ya doing Skip?

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    Awesome! Looks superb. Love the name "El Toro"!

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    That is one sexy two point! I love the non-traditional look!

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    Nice work, Ken!!!

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    Hey brother Ken, we're doing good! I sent you a pm.

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    Really nice vibe going on there. Like the color scheme. Any chance of a sound clip?
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    Wow.
    That is a beautiful instrument.
    I love the overall design.
    The wood and color is stunning.
    I especially like the binding.
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    That's a real beauty. Hope it sounds as good as it looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randi Gormley View Post
    Really nice vibe going on there. Like the color scheme. Any chance of a sound clip?
    I'm working on a soundclip. Video soundclip. I'm pretty stupid when it comes to this stuff, tech stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randi Gormley View Post
    Really nice vibe going on there. Like the color scheme. Any chance of a sound clip?
    I have a video soundclip available on you tube. When I can figure out how to make a link to it I will. Please excuse my sorry playing because since I cut two of my fingers half off on my left hand, I have a hard time. Also excuse my clothes because I just came from the shop from staining.
    Go to you tube and type in Silverangel El Toro. Should see and here it.
    Thanks,

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    Sounds and looks great Ken.

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    Absolutely Beautiful Ken. I love the two points, but here you have a whole new vibe.

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    New bridge design for the 3rd El toro....
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    I picked up Ken's first El Toro, about a week and a half ago. I've been extremely busy, but finally found time to put a little video together. I made it with my phone, so, it may not be the best quality. Hopefully, you'll be able to get the drift of what it sounds like. This mandolin has an Italian Spruce top, curly maple back and sides, 1 3/16" radius fret board, James tailpiece, X-braced. I really like the tone of this mandolin, it's packed with warmth and deepness that comes standard issue in Ken's mandolins. I'm also really enjoying the neck and playability, quite a lot. Anyway, here's the video:

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    Sounds great, Donnie! Thanks for posting that video...

    So you're buying a Silverangel every year? Ken should have a rewards program for you... buy 9 and the 10th is free! Lol...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstring View Post
    Sounds great, Donnie! Thanks for posting that video...

    So you're buying a Silverangel every year? Ken should have a rewards program for you... buy 9 and the 10th is free! Lol...
    I love breaking them in, what can I say.
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    Sounding good Donnie! I love that El Toro!

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