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    Here are some pics of my Monteleone copy. It has a redwood top. Sweet tone, Woody dry bass, clear bell like treble! Alot of punch to the chop. Real complex tone on this one.
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    Here's the back.
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    The peghead. I got the inlaid peghead veneer off ebay.
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    Here's the back of the peghead with a burled walnut veneer.
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    That looks great, Skip. I like that inlay.

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    Randy, Skip, very randy!

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    Stunning!
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    Skip that is one classy mandolin. Da Bomb. Is Gretchen gonna let this one stay home? Lp
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    ..very, very nice....you should be proud.

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    Wow!!! Just tremendous. I have always liked your finishes, and now that inlay....really great!
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    That looks great Skip! Nice coloring and the burl is a nice touch too.
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    sweet....what's next?
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    LOVE that craftsmanship throughout! #That headstock is simply stunning! #Great job - keep up the great work! #



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    Thanks guys for all the compliments! This mandolin sounds better than I ever could hope for. The mandolin is as loud as anything I have played. It cuts through a jam with no problem and the redwood gives it a tone as though it is a real old mandolin.

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    looking good john, er, i mean skip! it's a dead-ringer for a monte
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    Now that's how you do it Skip !
    IT's great seeing something other than Gibson clones.
    Differant strokes for differant folks, but i personally always thought the G.A. was a much better looking Mandolin.

    GREAT JOB !!!

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    A++. A real beauty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by (Mandoborg @ Nov. 12 2006, 09:52)
    Now that's how you do it Skip !
    IT's great seeing something other than Gibson clones.
    Differant strokes for differant folks, but i personally always thought the G.A. was a much better looking Mandolin.

    GREAT JOB !!!
    Agreed.
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    Skip- Aw Heck ! You might as well post a picture of "MY" A-style you almost have finished. Mark told me how wonderful the Monte style was. Man, I love the looks of that thing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by (Skip Kelley @ Nov. 10 2006, 09:56)
    The peghead. I got the inlaid peghead veneer off ebay.
    Skip was this from either Bruce Wei or Antonio Tsai and does it look as good in person as it does in the pictures.
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    Bill, the inlay was from Antonio. It is very nicely done.

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