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    Heres #7 just a few minor adjustments and she's done. She sounds great very loud and responsive. And there is a slight natural reverb that really gives it a full/open sound.
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    Front scroll.
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    Back scroll and slight view of the "speed neck."
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    is that a rosewood fretboard? looks great!

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    The one piece back.
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    Peghead. And yes that is rosewood.
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    Another front shot.
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    Last one...hope you like the pics.
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    oops.
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    Wow. Great looking mandolin. I'm gonna have to start on #2. You set the bar high, friend.
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    Sweet mando indeed! Also, congrats on a fine game against the Buffalo Bills this week; perhaps at some point (no rush), you could let us know what Tom Brady is really like? Thanks in advance bro, Bryn

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    Very nice work Randy!
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    that is really nice, Randy!

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    Got some new pics. My dad has one of them high dollar cameras with all the bells and whistles. There really is a huge difference in quality. Hope you like.
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    These pics really show the true color better and the clarity is no comparison to my camera. Now if I can just keep it lookin shiny. (doubt it!)
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    That is very nice!



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    Nice classy color. The pick guard fits it well.

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    Not too shabby at all! Keep up the great work.
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    Very nice looking mandolin.
    What kind and size frets did you go with?
    How did you finish the neck?
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    I would lose the scalloped, unfretted fingerboard extension. Why do builders continue this unattractive practice when Collings has solved the problem of pick click so tastefully? I just can't figure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by (Glassweb @ Nov. 27 2007, 09:23)
    I would lose the scalloped, unfretted fingerboard extension. Why do builders continue this unattractive practice when Collings has solved the problem of pick click so tastefully? I just can't figure...
    My guess is that some people like the look just like some people prefer the looks of an f-style to and a-style while others prefer the a-style.
    While I don't think I will put one on anything I build, it doesn't seem very hard to understand why others do.
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    Beautiful workmanship!
    it's a box with strings. If it's a well made box, It'll play?

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    I hear you Bill, but when I see the F5s that Collings has designed using their abbreviated board I just see a thing of beauty. It works so well with the lines of the florentine style mandolin. Will Kimble has seen the light... I figure the evolution is coming, albeit slowly...

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