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    I think the opening notes of this great new song written by Kelsi Harrigill for Flatt Lonesome really sum up the tone I'm trying to deliver in new Sorensen mandolins. Kelsi is playing her 2016 VX --



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    Silas Powell on a Sorensen AX, Mike Compton on a Gilchrist F5 at the Baygrass Bluegrass Festival last weekend --



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    Sorensens are everywhere!

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    Here's another snippet from the "Mike and Silas Show" --



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    Young Silas is pulling some serious traditional tone out of that AX!

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    Old friends making timeless music: Jimmy Mattingly, Gary "Biscuit" Davis, and Danny Roberts --



    Danny is playing his Sorensen VX mandolin.

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    Some more from Jimmy Mattingly, Gary Davis, and Danny Roberts - "Sally Goodin" at lightspeed.



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    Nice mando break at 0:50 from Don Rigsby and Flashback at SPBGMA 2018 --

    https://www.facebook.com/wilsonpicki...5243078532559/

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    Silas Powell making a metronome try to keep up with him --

    https://www.facebook.com/ThePowellFa...9455209277810/

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    Here's Jaelee Roberts and her Dad with "Oh Atlanta" --



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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenS View Post
    Some more from Jimmy Mattingly, Gary Davis, and Danny Roberts - "Sally Goodin" at lightspeed.
    Nice stuff there!

    I would point out that it's "Lebanon" not "Labanon" as in the title of your YouTube post. I took notice only because my home place is right next door. :-)
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    Check out THIS!

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    Warmth, chime, complexity --



    Nate Burie will be joining Summer Brooke & Mountan Faith in April 2018.

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    This fellow brings out the great tone!

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    I really like what young players like Nate are doing with the evolution of the Steffey style of sliding into and out of notes. Nate was a student with Cory Piatt . . . who also really can pull tone. Cool to see how Nate steps into Cory's spot with Mountain Faith.

    Some more - with Justin Anderson on guitar. It gets dang serious at about 2:45 --



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    I continue to be increasingly impressed by the great tone of Silas Powell. Here he is playing Kenny Baker's Sweet Bunch of Daisies on a Sorensen AX.



    So excited to hear what comes next from this great young player!

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    Zack Arnold and his VX in real-world jamming.

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    Exactly 8 years ago, I took my second mandolin build to my new mandolin teacher, Randy Torno, to see if he thought it was "Playable". To be honest, at that time, I had no idea. I never was able to pry Ol' Pacifica #2 out of his hands from then on! Of course, since then, Randy has be come a great family friend and true mentor.

    What an amazing ride to now have so many incredible players helping me figure out how to build "Playable" mandolins ! ! !

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    I was blown away to see tunes with Sorensen mandolins in the top two slots on the "Grassicana" Americana-Bluegrass airplay chart this past week, and am tickled beyond words that with Randy's persistent guidance we now have so many amazing Artists helping me understand how to build "Playable" instruments ! ! !

    Just in this one week -

    Danny Roberts - Sorensen VX with Ray Cardwell and The Grascals
    Don Rigsby - Sorensen FX with Flashback
    Justin Harrison with Nu-Blu Bluegrass - Sorensen AX
    Zack Arnold - Sorensen VX with ClayBank
    Kelsi Harrigill -Sorensen VX with Flatt Lonesome -- on the Gospel Bluegrass chart too ! ! !

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    Wow! Wow!! WOW!!!

    Steve

    PS - If you see Randy at a Bluegrass Festival, tell him, "Steve said I can play Ol' #2," . . . and maybe he'll let you borrow it for a second!

    PSS -- Here's a great new video of "Moonshine" --

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    Amazing breaks from all The Grascals on this high speed version of Sally Goodin . . . but a mind-blowing break from Danny Roberts on that Sorensen VX at 1:25 --



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    Liam Purcell and Sierra Hull perform a really nice new song, "Lindale", written by Liam at the Colorado College Music Camp 2018.



    Liam is playing his Sorensen Sprite Two-Point.

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    Hey Steve,
    Congrats on the well earned reputation! May your building continue with joy in your heart!
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    The search has ceased! (At least for now)
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    Thank you, Eric! I love building them and love hearing them out in the real world even more!

    Here is a quick video that I threw together for The Grascals instrumental written by Danny Roberts called Lynchburg Chicken Run. I think the Danny's picking on this song really highlights the tone and balance of his Sorensen VX --



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    I told Steve that the video is silly and a bit scary! I hope all those drivers (on the real roads) survived! However, the tone from Danny's mandolin sounds great!

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    Wow Steve, I always knew that when word got out about your builds it would be a game changer! Lucky owner of build
    0034 Sorensen Pacifica. Tone to the bone!

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    You need to come by sometime and play the new Red Stratus and the Blue Stratus. Steve said "I'm scared you will bring your bike!"

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