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    Default What's Ricky pickin'?

    Just came upon a great Ricky Skaggs concert video from his early Kentucky Thunder days (1996). Does anyone know what mando he's playing? I'da guessed an Ellis, given his association with Buck White, but the headstock inlay doesn't look right to me. Or maybe it does...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d--mXYv9Azg
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    It's an earlier Ellis F Style. The inlay style and script changed when Tom Ellis began making mandolins again a few years ago.

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    Damn, that's a great video! So cool to see a young Brian Sutton shredding!
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    It's hard to be sure from what I saw, but it is that mandolin.
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    Default Re: What's Ricky pickin'?

    Quote Originally Posted by HarrisonMandolin View Post
    In fact, I think it is this mandolin
    Wow! That might be the most striking mandolin I've seen. I think the headstock actually says "Barry's Dream Mando" in Gaelic.

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