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    This is coming out looking amazing!
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    Picking hardware today.
    Gotoh gold & black tuning machines and gold James tailpiece!
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    All finished and ready for shipping!

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    What a beauty!

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    Very lovely!
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    That's a beauty. I bet the wait is killing you. Happy picking.

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    I've been waiting patiently and watching the progress since Feb. Another week is not a big deal. Should be here by Friday. I'll post a video and a review when it arrives.

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    Wow, man, beautiful mandolin! Congratulations, and I, too, can’t wait for your review!
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    wow, just wow!

    can't wait to see/hear your video.
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    It arrived today!
    Beautifully built and sounds great!
    Came with a nice foam and canvas case, similar to Guardian and Gator cases, made by Hosco Japan.
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    I'll post a video when I get a chance.
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    Here it is outfitted with a matching maple McClung armrest from Doug Edwards at Hill Country String Works.
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    beautiful!
    sounds really nice and it looks like it plays extremely well. you look very much at ease playing, as if you've owned it for years, that tells me it plays and feels great in hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darylcrisp View Post
    beautiful!
    sounds really nice and it looks like it plays extremely well. you look very much at ease playing, as if you've owned it for years, that tells me it plays and feels great in hand.

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    D- That's very kind of you to say. Thanks.
    It is super comfortable and easy to play. That was my experience with the one I played at Dusty Strings and this one does not disappoint.
    The only issue is it still needs some time for the finish coat to fully cure, so it is a bit tacky on the neck. I expect here in Colorado that will probably be a month or 2. Then I'll knock down the gloss on the neck with some scotch-brite. I'll post some more tunes and a full review when I get a chance.
    Best to everyone. Thanks for reading!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevojack665 View Post
    The only issue is it still needs some time for the finish coat to fully cure, so it is a bit tacky on the neck. I expect here in Colorado that will probably be a month or 2.
    Do you have any reservations about installing the armrest before the finish has fully cured?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pheffernan View Post
    Do you have any reservations about installing the armrest before the finish has fully cured?
    Yes I do. The builder said that it can probably be buffed out after, or if I intend to leave it there, that it won't be seen. I'm going to check it every few days.

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    Moderator. Please remove the video due to the political insert of Black Lives Matter.
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    Homer Savard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Savard View Post
    Moderator. Please remove the video due to the political insert of Black Lives Matter.
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    I will not comment on the message in the video -- regardless of its importance. I will say, however, I think Home is correct. I don't think this is the right forum. I am on MC daily because of its superlative musical and mandolin related content. It is a welcome escape from the internet bullying and commentary that is so rampant. If I want social commentary I know where to go. If I want political commentary I know where to go. If I want rational escape -- such as anything mandolin or music related. I know where to go -- at least I did. I just hope MC is not going to become a catalyst for social or political commentary. Drawing the line is a slippery slope to ----------------- thought police status. Just sayin'

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    If you want to remove the video embed, feel free.
    Here's a link for anyone who wants to see the video:
    https://youtu.be/VPjTimH47qY

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    Ranger Bob
    I appreciate your comments and agree with your position. Regardless of political leanings the mandolin cafe has always remained neutral. My hope is that it stays that way.
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