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    First F-5 in 30 years. Less than great wood, but this was sort of a practice run...



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    Odd parts from my junk box...
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    It looks great from here.
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    Dang, It looks fantastic!

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    With my deep appreciation to our pal Adrian for his encouragement, his love of this subject and, most of all, for his friendship.
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    Sidebound...
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    And my attempt at a vintage endpin...
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    looks like you didn't skip a beat! that's a beautiful mandolin
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    Looks pretty dog gone good for old parts from a junk box!!
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    Looks great, hows she sound?
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    Absolutely beautiful! more pics?? website??

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    Very tasty.
    It has a real nice warm glow to it.
    I am thinking that maybe you shouldn't wait another 30 years to do the next one.

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    Great lookimg mando. Did you build using Adrian's plans? How's the sound ?
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    Very nice Bill, Congratulations!

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    Looks just great to me. Good job. Well done.
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    Ditto - looks great to me as well!

    Well done!
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    Frankenmando? I don't think so. Looks pretty darn good and you didn't skimp on the tough details either...

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    I could only wish to do as well after a 30 year vacation!
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    Looks beautiful! Nice work.

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    Practice run my A%&!! It looks as great as I knew it would. Keep making bows.....PLEASE!!!!

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    Scrap box or not, I'd say that's one of the best looking F-5s that's come from the Kalamazoo area.

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    i want one that color is perfect
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    Quote Originally Posted by (sunburst @ June 07 2007, 12:07)
    Scrap box or not, I'd say that's one of the best looking F-5s that's come from the Kalamazoo area.
    Kudoz...it sure reeks a vintage mando...great job.

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