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    Default New Kelley F5

    Hereís some pictures of my latest F5. Itís made with a 100 year old red spruce top, highly figured north-eastern maple. Very even balance across the strings and even up the neck. Thanks for looking!
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    Wow, Skip! Love the warm subtle 'burst!
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    Here’s a link to a little video I did of the mandolin. Forgive the quality; I used my phone.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKPWcvOQ6-A&app=desktop

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    Thanks Steve! It is a very subtle burst for sure!

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    Dang, brother, just...Dang! Rings like a bell and has a real even tone, lovely. What is the name of that tune you pick?

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    Gorgeous to look at and listen to. What is that tune?
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    That's a powerfully-good sounding mandolin, Mr. Kelley!

    Durang's Hornpipe or Soppin' the Gravy?

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    Very nice work...….

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    Totally beautiful, as always Skip...

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    Nice work. That thing sounds great!

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    Guys, thanks for the kind words! The tune is Durangís Hornpipe. If I had played it better, you would have been able to recognize it!

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    Wow, Skip, that's one fine mandolin!

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    Nice job Skip! That back and neck are amazing and I'm sure that top just sings. Very cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Sorensen View Post
    Wow, Skip! Love the warm subtle 'burst!
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    Love the burst as well -- and the whole mandolin is lovely. Nice work!
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    All around awesomeness!
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    Fantastic looking and sounding mandolin Skip. My MAS is starting to flare up!

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    Skip, what number are you up to now?
    Ol' #54 is getting better all the time
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    I'm curious what is the terrifying process for the wood that you used? Is it a secret? https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/141617#141617
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar View Post
    I'm curious what is the terrifying process for the wood that you used? Is it a secret? https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/141617#141617
    It’s a play on the word torrified! Just a little humor! But, it is terrifying to banjos!��

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    Mercy! Really sweet on every point. Mandolin awesomeness. Thx for sharing

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    Ah, ok. That was a slightly more boring answer than I hoped for although it's what I guessed
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    It's when your wife finds out you bought it, but weren't supposed to....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar View Post
    Ah, ok. That was a slightly more boring answer than I hoped for although it's what I guessed
    I have been accused many times of being honest as well as boring!

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    Hi Skip nice work!!

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