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    Here's the latest.
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    Here's a detail shot.
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    And the headstock.
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    Very, very nice as usual Jim. I like the inlay too.
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    Wow, great job. It looks great. What are some details? Woods,etc.
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    Beautiful inlay.

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    Jim, First class as always! Love that sunburst; It's perfect!

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    Jim, that's gorgeous! I REALLY like the inlay. What kind of wire is it?

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    GREAT WORK
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    Looks pretty close to perfection to me.

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    Lovely Mandolin! Great colour and inlay.

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    Very very nice. Elegant beauty and simplicity!
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    Beautiful Jim!
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    Jim, your work is amazing. I am very impressed with the level of craftsmanship that you possess.
    I think the wire is Sterling, and it is very attractive.
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    Jim,

    That headstock is just perfection

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    Thanks to all.
    The body woods are red spruce and red maple from Old Standard. I got the neck wood on E-bay about 5 years ago from Montreal and it looked very old when I got it.
    The wire is from a spool of bead wire I got at Hobby Lobby for $2.10. Still have another 10 yards to go.
    The finish is KTM-9 waterbased which I'm convinced gives varnish properties while being as durable as lacquer.

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    I also meant to say that the sunburst isn't nearly that red in person, but that can be said of most digital photo's of mandolins. The camera just doesn't percieve the delicate color transition as well as the human eye.

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    Jim -#you know how to make 'em right!



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    Nice Jim... I hope to get my grubby digits on one of your mandos sometime...

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    Dasspunk, the bad part is that could have happened in Bakersfield. I didn't do as well as I hoped at meeting all the Cafe crowd.
    Next year one of the workshops needs to be a Cafe social.

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    Yup. Pretty much perfect.

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    Really pretty -- loved the headstock shape and its inlay.

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    HEY Jim......I got to meet you in Bakersfield.......and a pleasure it was!
    BTW nice mando!

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