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    Default 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    Little by little, and now with a hard push, I have been moving all of the mandolins that I am building towards the innovations of the "X-Series" designs. This fall, I decided to go whole-hog and move the Sprite Two-Point into the X-Series too.

    Here are some shots of the new Sprite 2X Two-Point to help visualize the changes to the exterior design --

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    Here's how the Sprite 2X fits in with the X-Series family of AX, Sprite 2X, VX, and SX --

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    The key traits of the 2020 X-Series designs, which are included in the new Sprite 2X Two-Point include --

    • A hand-tuned, "parallel" braced, salvage-harvested Alaskan Sitka Spruce top, paired with a highly figured Maple back and neck, produce woody powerful bass, syrupy rich mids, and chiming crisp trebles across the neck. Other top and back wood choices are always available.
    • The Sorensen Fusion Frame integrates all internal rim elements to unify, strengthen, and streamline the body structure.
    • Waverly or Rubner tuners guarantee consistent, precise tuning.
    • Stainless Steel or Gold EVO frets are polished to ball-bearing smoothness.
    • Handmade bone nut and Ebony bridge are crafted for your preferred strings and string-spacing.
    • Rocklite composite Ebony fingerboards, headstock veneers, and pickguards deliver the beauty of Ebony while protecting our disappearing forests. Ebony components available on request.
    • Two-way truss rod provides easy neck adjustment and quick streamlined access.
    • Unique 3D-printed steel Sorensen tailpiece is a rock-solid anchor with no moving parts. The custom Sorensen X-style James tail piece is available as an option.
    • The Sorensen 3D Binding in Black/White/Black, and mother of pearl and abalone inlays on headstock and neck add beautiful, modern style.
    • French Polished shellac over oil Varnish gives lustrous protection from a time-honored traditional finish that you can hear and feel.
    • A Hoffee carbon fiber flight case gives maximum protection for every type of travel.


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    Default Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    Talk about raising the bar in mandolin design! Absolutely Stunning!

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    As usuall, a fine grouping of unique instruments.
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    Steve, you are an amazing luthier! Innovative doesn’t even come close to describing you! Nice work brother!

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    Thank you so much for the positive feedback, guys! I really think this Sprite 2X update makes for a sexy beast!

    Here are a couple more shots that I hope make that point(s) --

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    Default Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    Absolutely beautiful!!
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    Default Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    If I come into some money I know what I’m doing with some of it
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    Default Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    Love all your designs, Steve and LOVE my Sprite!

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    Thanks, John!
    Sure love having you picking and sharing your Sprite Two-Point with the mando world!

    Steve

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    Default Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    Love this new design!
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    Default Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    Here's Chip Bach picking a new tune he's calling L'il Black Dog on his new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point --



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    Nice looking mandolins Steve. What type neck joint to you utilize in your builds? Also, do you use hide glue?

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    Default Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    A couple of new tunes by Chip Bach on his new Sprite 2X Two-Point --





    Love the tone Chip is consistently pulling from this new new mandolin!

    Steve

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    Default Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    This Sprite is a beast, plus Steve’s set up at IBMA is amazing!

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    Default Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    Thank you Chip! Great to spend a little time with you and the Sprite 2X Two-Point at IBMA.
    Pickaway!!!!

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    Default Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    A "Mystery Tune" from Chip Bach --



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    Default Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    Here's another one from Chip Bach called Mowin' the Meadow --



    And here's Bound to Have a Little Fun!



    Love the tone that he is pulling with this new Sprite 2X!

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    Last edited by Steve Sorensen; Oct-28-2019 at 9:43am. Reason: added a video

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