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    Hello Cafe. My name is Jacob Hagerty and I have been addicted to building mandolins for 4 years now, although its still a hobby. I have completed 6 mandolins so far and #7 is under way. I started with an IV F5 kit (lacquer), then did a StewMac Kit F5 (lacquer), and # 3,4,5,6 (varnish) were from scratch. Im also proud to say #4(torch and wire) and #6(blonde 3 point) now live in Wichita, KS. More pictures are available on Facebook, Hagerty Mandolins. I just want to give a shout out to the cafe and all the folks out there who have been extremely encouraging along the way. The information and community available here is priceless. Thank you Scott!

    A ShoutOut to these folks too for all their help and continued encouragement.
    Jim Hilburn
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    Bill Bussman
    Tom ellis
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    brad vanlonen (turkey creek)
    Giacomel (for letting me use his headstock design)
    and so so so many more!
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    They look great - dig the two point and the Torch & Wire. Keep building!

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    I am an absolute sucker for 3-points . . . thanks for sharing!

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    Wow. They're beautiful.....how do they sound?

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    Very nice! Excellent work on the the scrolls. It is addictive isn't it?
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    Those look great, Jacob! Thanks for sharing. I finished one F5 so far, and I'm starting on 2, 3 and 4 now. You give me hope that a little ol' hobbyist can actually be successful at this!

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    Sound files will be put onto Facebook, I think they sound great.

    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Gies View Post
    Wow. They're beautiful.....how do they sound?
    Jacob Hagerty, Hagerty Mandolins

    James Moodie #8
    Michael Fraser #5
    Jacob Hagerty #1,#2,#3
    1918 Gibson A1
    https://www.facebook.com/hagertymandolins/
    http://foggymemory.com
    http://www.youtube.com/j87571

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    Nice work, Jacob! They look awesome!

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    I got to play the one Jacob had with him last weekend along with his #2. They sound really great--lots of punch and power along with a good thunk of the wood in the tone too. Very nice build quality and detail work too. Fun picking on them! Better put Jacob on your luthier watch list.
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    Beautiful! I hope to join that club soon,... major shop renovations are currently underway to help that cause.
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    Fine woods, strong sound, nice workmanship! So glad you were intelligent enough to follow Tom's advice, not mine! no word yet on the mike summit......

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    Good work. Nice 'bursts!

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    I’m on number two, but in no hurry. I’d encourage anyone interested in attempting a build to give it a try. You can buy roughed out parts, a kit or build from scratch. I’m no wiz at woodworking, but built an instrument that while aesthetically challenged, is really quite a good sounding mandolin. So if you have time but not 5k, give it a go.
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    I 've been lucky enough to have played them all and these are top notch mandolins made by a really great human being!

    The three point was particularly seductive.
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