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    Just thought I'd post a photo of one of my recent builds. Birdseye Maple over Select Poplar body. Tobacco burst vintage style lacquered finish, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard, Kent Armstrong Mini Humbucker pickup. I hope to do more building this year, and have already started several spec. models. Now, all I have to do is finish them! lol!
    Thanks for looking,
    John
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    John is a very talented craftsman. One of my personal favorite instruments!
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    Ditto on Ted's comment. John makes great instruments and is easy to work with.
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    Hey, Ted and Chief. Thanks for the compliments. I'll take all I can get!

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    Yummy!
    Awesome looking mandolin.
    Sure wish I was a better player so I could justify getting one similar.
    Hope the ones on the built list go great for you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlsmandolin1952 View Post
    Just thought I'd post a photo of one of my recent builds. Birdseye Maple over Select Poplar body. Tobacco burst vintage style lacquered finish, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard, Kent Armstrong Mini Humbucker pickup. I hope to do more building this year, and have already started several spec. models. Now, all I have to do is finish them! lol!
    Thanks for looking,
    John
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    What strings do you use?

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    As always, an excellent instrument. You can't go wrong with one of John's builds.

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    Beauty!!!
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    Looking great!
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