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    Hereís the latest mandolin finished in the shop. It a violin style. I really like making these mandolins. Itís made with some highly figured maple and 100 year old red spruce. Itís a good mandolin already. I canít wait to hear what it will sound like after itís been played for a while. I used amber stain and old recipe violin varnish. It has a compound fretboard with EVO frets. Iíll see if I can put up a sound clip soon. Thanks for looking!


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    Love that look.
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    Very pretty Skip!
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    Beautiful!... love it!
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    You’re killing it, Skip! Beautiful work!!
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    That is a stunner, Mr. Kelley...and that incredible neck! 3-D glasses not necessary!

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    Beautiful!

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    Beautiful!

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    Gorgeous! That's an adjective that hasn't been used yet...
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    Outstanding.
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    Thanks for all the kind words! I appreciate it!

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    Very classy. I like the long, narrow f-holes.

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    That is indeed one classy build! Love the consistent violin style and color.

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    That design is great. I normally have no interest in a styles, but this I like.
    Looking forward to a listen...clip please
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    That look is spectacular! Great build, Love the whole styling, build, finish-nothing bad there! I wants to hear it!

    If it was mine I'd have to have the "florida and a pick guard"

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Smith View Post
    If it was mine I'd have to have the "florida and a pick guard"
    A Florida and pickguard ain’t no part of nothing!

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    Never seen a violin with a "Florida fingerboard extension" or a pick guard!

    Stick to your vision, Skip!

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    Love the Gibson Grover tuners. Just all around nice. If I owned that my style of music would probably change. How could you not at least attempt the Cello Suite No. 1 on that? Great look and I'm sure it sounds as good as it looks.
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    Fantastic!

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    That is one special mandolin! Wish we could hear it...

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    I love it. I am very fond of understated beauty and this nails that. I loved the first one you did as well. Would love to hear it!
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    Skip...this is a piece I would absolutely be proud to own/play. Perfect.

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    Skip, that looks great! Hide glue and an inside mould used?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skip Kelley View Post
    A Florida and pickguard ain’t no part of nothing!

    I know man its gorgeous but I can't even play any top dawg Loar or any mandolin for that matter well without a pickguard-I'm no pinky planter but its my guide of sorts-mental block "YES" but that's my story on that but I'd still be proud to have one "and add a guard-LoL! Its awesome Skip!

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    Thanks friends for your kind words! A video will be posted in a little bit.
    Charles, I did use an inside mould and hide glue.

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