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    Hello all, I hope the holiday season went well for everyone. Here are a couple late christmas mandos which will be shipping out soon.

    The F4 First.
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    Walnut back, sides, and neck.
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    Tazmanian blackwood/maple binding.
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    The inlay is my take on a southwestern theme. The flower is modeled from a "Sacred Datura" which grows where I live. The geometric design was taken from Navaho pottery. The littl fleck in the middle is a piece of dinosaur bone.
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    Tazmanian blackwood tuner buttons.
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    Scroll.
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    A-style.
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    Headstock
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    More pics can be seen here: F-style & A-style



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    That F is over the top...
    Great work!!!!
    Look up (to see whats comin down)

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    Amazing work and a real treat to see, thanks Chris.
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    Yamahama! Both of those look splendid. How does the walnut sound? Vastly different than maple?
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    Nice work, and brilliant finish! The F is a little over-the-top for me though the walnut look awesome, but that A looks fabulous. Is it gold MOP inlay for the logo or wood? I love the dead-straight trussrod cover. Good job I'm poor right now.
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    Stunning, simply stunning!
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    Chris, I stopped in at Intermountain this afternoon and Kennard was still drooling over an F4 you brought in a couple days back. Was it this one? For the record he said it looked and sounded spectacular.
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    I guess I'm getting "A" late christmas present from myself. It's looks are more than I had envisioned.
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    Chris,

    That F is awesome. Love the inlay. Absolutely nothing over the top about it as far as I can see.

    Daryl,

    Enjoy that A! Let us know if it sounds as good as it looks.

    Paula

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    Stunning! The inlay work on the F4 is absoutely top shelf in everyway;that is gonna be one proud owner. That A aint shabby either. Well done. Lp
    J.Lane Pryce

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    The F-4 is amazing. I love the headstock design too.

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    Beautiful work, Chris!

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    Chris,
    To quote Doc Watson "What a job he did". I was talking to a friend last night about ordering a walnut F4, but was not sure if I had the conjones to risk it. Well you did, and very tastfully I might at. Thank you for sharing.
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    VERY VERY nice mandolins - both of them. I think that F4 is stunning. It's not 'over the top' - but certainly unique! I too am curious about the sound/tone with the black walnut! GREAT JOB Chris.
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    I love your work Chris. It is always an inspiration to me and I hope that one day my work will be as beautiful as yours.
    Keep up the excellent work!
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