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    Word is there's a FedEx man driving around somewhere with my new Northfield F5S in Amber/Tortoise. I've read all the "how long do I wait to open it?" threads and I'm not sure how long I'll be able to hold off. It's not cold out, so 8 minutes ought to do it, right? Where is he anyway?

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    Everything like this will really drive you nuts all the way up to the point of opening it and playing it,then you can breathe a deep sigh of relief,,just open it and get on with it....

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    No need to wait, just open it up and enjoy it when it comes. I fall in love with my F5S's tone all over again every single day. Have fun!

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    Well...is it there yet?
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    FedEx man comes through!!! "Fra-gil-e" - must be Italian...Click image for larger version. 

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    I would wait at least a few hours.. specially if the box feels warm from riding in the truck all day, and your space has the AC running.

    Wait until the box feels the same temp and the room, then open the box and feel the case. If the case feels room temp... it should be safe to open.
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    Thought I would share my fun from the opening. VERY happy about this... Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by jones View Post
    Thought I would share my fun from the opening. VERY happy about this... Click image for larger version. 

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    Lookin good, congrats!

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    Enjoy your new mandolin! That Northfield amber looks great. I got one just like it about a month ago and really love it. Congratulations!

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    Nice mandolin. Love the amber tortoise.

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    Mercy, that’s pretty!
    Enjoy your new mando! She sure is a looker.
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    mmmmmm.... amber.......

    congrats!
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    Enjoy! That's a great feeling day.

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    Congrats. Very nice. Two years ago I visited Elderly Instruments. I played nearly everything hanging on the wall including many well regarded labels. The best, to my ears, mandolin I played that day was a Northfield F style. Had it been an A style, it would have been going home with me.
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    Thank you, Bill. Congrats on the new Stiver!

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    I always love it when they come while I’m at work...that way I can dive in when I get home and don’t have to wait with it in the house, lol
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    If it sounds half as good as it looks, you should be very happy.

    Congrats!
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    That mando is a beauty!
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