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    Same chair, different mando...
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    ...'nuther...
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    'nuther...
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    Modified tuners...
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    ...last one...
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    ...last, last one...

    Repro Pat. stamps have had their day, but I couldn't resist putting my bow stamp to it...
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    Now that looks like a Loar, except nicer wood, cleaner work, and of coarse newer.
    Fine job!

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    Yeah, the first word that comes to mind is sharp. But really sharp. Like cut through stone, steel, or even banjos sharp!
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    Very sharp!! I can't believe the building talent that posts to this board!!

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    I told you all. Bills hands are the best I've seen. You should see his bows. Bill, enough can't be said about that perfect looking mando. WOW!!!!
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    Bill- That is one beautiful Mandolin! Outstanding job.

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    Gorgeous mandolin! Anywhere that I can get more information on the builder? Bill, do you have a web site? I'd love to bookmark it so that when/if the time comes to make the move up I remember to look you up!
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    Excellent Job.

    Another extraordinary example from another of the fine luthiers who frequent this site!

    Extra clean, extra sharp. So much M.A.S., so many mandolins, so short of a life to live...
    "The more I learn, the more I realize how ignorant I truly am..."

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    Bill, That mandolin is perfect in every aspect! Awesome job!!

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    Bill,
    Do you have a website?
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    Bill, that is spectacular work! The bar just can't be set higher than this. On another note, I have been thinking about getting a stamp with my logo for pickguards and bridges. Do you have a recommendation where to go to get one made?

    Keep up the wonderful work.

    Lynn Dudenbostel

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    As J.J. would say - DYN-O-MITE!
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    Bill, Beautiful work. Thank you for sharking the pictures. Would love to hear a sound bite.
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    heck yeah!! that mando is gorgeous!! and that is quite the interesting pickguard clamp...
    "A mando is a terrible thing to waste."

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    Wow, that is really nice. Great work. I especially like the color on the back and sides.
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    Very nice!

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    Really nice Bill! I especially like the "not perfect" correct looking burst on the top.

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    Wow! That looks great!

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    Another one with a great 'burst and fantastic fit and finish! I like the body and headstock scrolls. They're the perfect shapes. What a beauty!




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