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    Quote Originally Posted by Jill McAuley View Post
    Lauri started staining my mandolin today - look at the figure in that top!!!

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    Concert model ? Beautiful !
    My two favorite pastimes are drinking wine and playing the mandolin but most of my friends would rather hear me drink wine! Adapted from quote by Mark Twain------supposedly !

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    Default Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    here are pics of mine after stain:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues Healer View Post
    here are pics of mine after stain:
    Ah, that looks lovely!!!!
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    Default Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    Quote Originally Posted by Blues Healer View Post
    here are pics of mine after stain:
    another beauty.

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    Beautiful...both of them!

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    Beautiful mandolins both. Looking forward to some sound clips in the future.

    Jill, the figure in the top of yours looks like lightning bolts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E. View Post
    Beautiful mandolins both. Looking forward to some sound clips in the future.

    Jill, the figure in the top of yours looks like lightning bolts!
    My thoughts exactly ~ both very cool! Exciting times
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    both of these look spectacular. heavens, how can you stand the wait?
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    And it's finished! Max just sent these to me and it's as stunning as I imagined it would be! Can't wait to be able to play it!!!

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    2018 Girouard Concert oval A
    2015 JP "Whitechapel" tenor banjo
    1969 Martin 00-18




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    that's great, Jill
    I especially like the look of the bound headstock

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    First class all the way! Lightning storm burst.
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    I just saw photos of your mando on their fb page and holy cow is that thing gorgeous. Good for you!!

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    Wow! That is one gorgeous mandolin. Everything about it looks perfect. I hope you find it sounds every bit as lovely as it looks.

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    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a top as stunning as that! Amazing!

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    Beautiful!... congratulations, Jill
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    Jill, that looks superb! You will love your Girouard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jill McAuley View Post
    And it's finished! Max just sent these to me and it's as stunning as I imagined it would be! Can't wait to be able to play it!!!

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    BEAUTIFUL ! You will love it ! The only thing better than the looks of a Girouard is the sound it produces ! Second to none !
    My two favorite pastimes are drinking wine and playing the mandolin but most of my friends would rather hear me drink wine! Adapted from quote by Mark Twain------supposedly !

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    The entire mandolin is beautiful, but that top really is something special!

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    I love that top ! Hope you will provide some sound clips after you receive it ! Max is building me a F4 Concert but won't be finished until late 2019. He previously built me an A oval which I LOVE with an Engelmann top. I was going to have a red spruce top but not sure now after seeing your Port Orford top ! What would be the sound differences between a red spruce and Port Orford cedar top? Not for Bluegrass but old time and Celtic. I'm sure Max will provide answers later on in the build !
    My two favorite pastimes are drinking wine and playing the mandolin but most of my friends would rather hear me drink wine! Adapted from quote by Mark Twain------supposedly !

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    That is a very beautiful mandolin ~ if it sounds anywhere near how it looks, you've got yourself a keeper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankees1 View Post
    I love that top ! Hope you will provide some sound clips after you receive it ! Max is building me a F4 Concert but won't be finished until late 2019. He previously built me an A oval which I LOVE with an Engelmann top. I was going to have a red spruce top but not sure now after seeing your Port Orford top ! What would be the sound differences between a red spruce and Port Orford cedar top? Not for Bluegrass but old time and Celtic. I'm sure Max will provide answers later on in the build !
    I'll definitely get some video up of the Girouard once it gets her and acclimates - due to arrive tomorrow, fingers crossed! I'll be sitting in the lobby of my apartment building with a good book from morning on waiting for it (the doorbells for the apartments in my building are notoriously unreliable, so I'm not taking any chances!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jill McAuley View Post
    I'll be sitting in the lobby of my apartment building with a good book from morning on waiting for it.
    So in theory, you could read "Waiting For Gotot" while waiting for Girouard?
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    Stunning instrument. Absolutely breathtaking. Is it spirit varnish?

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    Jill
    that is amazing!
    and as others have said, i'm sure it will have a killer voice that matches the looks!
    definitely keep us posted, and good luck in the morning for an early arrival.

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    Well, that is a new first for me. A topless mandolin.




    (Because it has two backs).

    Really, it IS a new first. Quite a stunning piece of mandolinery. Congratulations to both you and Girouard for a beautiful collaboration.
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