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    I've hit a milestone for me, and I am completing instruments numbers 99 and 100. I wanted to do something very different on both of them. If nothing else, I achieved that. There are more photos of the process at:
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    Nicely done! And very cool
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    Very nice. Different and classy. Have always liked that Kay mandolin shape too.
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    Love the Kay-Kraft look. Very nice.
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    Those are beautiful! I've always thought it would be cool to make a mandolin styled after a white falcon, but this is cooler!
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    Beautiful instruments! Love to hear how they sound.
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    holy cow! really stands out. nice job!
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    Mark, that’s a real work of art! Nice job! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

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    Thanks! They are basically an F-5 with the scroll cut off. I started with my F-5 drawings and modified them, so they are braced the same and have a great sound, just look different. I always liked the shape of the KayKraft peghead and the pearloid with gold lettering, so that was the inspiration. If anyone is in Lawrence, KS on Sunday, I'll be showing them at my booth at the Kansas Fiddling and Picking Championships.
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    Really nice Mark. I bet they sound as good as they look. Miss seeing you at Fret ShopJam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Franzke View Post
    Thanks! They are basically an F-5 with the scroll cut off. I started with my F-5 drawings and modified them, so they are braced the same and have a great sound, just look different. I always liked the shape of the KayKraft peghead and the pearloid with gold lettering, so that was the inspiration. If anyone is in Lawrence, KS on Sunday, I'll be showing them at my booth at the Kansas Fiddling and Picking Championships.
    http://www.fidpick.com/
    I plan to be at the FidPick championships on Sunday. I'll have to look you up!
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    99
    I can't take it no more
    Oh, 99
    Oh we were so sure
    Oh, 99
    I love you

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