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    Default 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen SX

    This past year, as I have been refining my check list for updates to the Sorensen X-Series mandolins, I knew that I wanted to do a build for an instrument which featured the traits of the original SXS (currently played by Randy Torno) and the Stratus build that I did last year (played by Eli Wildman).

    I knew I wanted to maintain the open scroll and further refine the "aero" feeling of the curves. I also knew that I wanted to build another mandolin with a sound port in the bass side near or on the scroll. Based on feedback from Randy, and some discussions with Andy Statman after he played Eli's Stratus last year, the new SX design emerged.

    Here are some shots to give a bunch of views of the result of the first SX build --

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    Default Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen SX

    Looks incredible!!

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    Thatís... for lack of any other words... damn sexy.

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    Default Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen SX

    That is a very cool design.
    Your attention to detail is incredible.
    Mandolins: Northfield 5-Bar Artist Model "Old Dog", J Bovier F5 Special, Gibson A-00 (1940)
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    Default Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen SX

    Here's a bit of video from FloydFest with Liam Purcell (Cane Mill Road) on his Sorensen Sprite Two-Point and Eli Wildman (The Wildmans) on his Sorensen SX "Stratus" prototype --



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    Default Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen SX

    Here's a great quality video of a really terrific performance by The Wildmans recorded by Beehive Productions at FloydFest 2019 with very tasteful mandolin work by Eli Wildman on that SX prototype throughout --



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    Default Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen SX

    Here's a bit of video from Eli Wildman, picking on his Sorensen SX, that he posted to Facebook for Siminoff's Straight Up Strings --



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