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ID:	63814This is the latest Elkhorn F-5 to come off the bench. I was going for the look and patina of a lovingly used (not abused) vintage instrument. The varnish I used lends toward that look (as far as the yellowing effect on the binding),and the satin hand rubbed finish helps also. Some times instruments just want to look a certain way and this one wanted to look vintage. Thanks for checking it out.

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    Really beautiful!
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    Beautiful work, Rob!
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    Ace !

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    Looks really nice...congrats on a fine looking build.

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    Gorgeous, that's a tasty looking axe; your Flowerpot-Fern is very cool......
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    That's a fine looking mandolin Robb! I also really dig the flower pot-fern inlay, very cool. What are the specs on this one?

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ID:	63976Thanks for all the nice comments. One last picture with pick guard installed. This mandolin really turned out sounding great right off the bench! Specs are as follows; eastern hard maple back sides and neck, Adirondack top, combined flowerpot fern inlay, pearl truss rod cover, 12" radius fingerboard, ebony fingerboard extender, 12" radius Steve Smith bridge, hand engraved James tailpiece, W/B/W binding, Waverly tuning machines, and a hand rubbed spirit varnish finish. http://www.elkhornmandolins.com

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    As always, gorgeous work!
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    Snap!! She's a beaut!! Love the contrasting black tuner buttons and white TRC! Great job!
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    THAT is a good looking mandolin!
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    Exquisite!! Thank you for posting and allowing the membership to know of its availability.

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    Rob, That is as beautiful as it gets! The satin finish is perfect!

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    I really like the burst. Very Loarish with the nice distiguishing differences of the satin and black buttons.

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    Any chance of a sound clip or video of this one? Or a description of the sound of it?

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    This mandolin turned out to be exceptional tonally! It has a very dry woody tone to it; it's quite open for being as new as it is. The chop is very strong; the Adirondack top gives it a great pop! The mids are clear as a bell and the upper register is quite nice also. I'm working on getting a recording of it so I can get the sound out there so everyone can hear it. Thanks again for all the nice comments. Thanks to Scott also for giving us all such a great resource to have and use to learn about all this good mandolin stuff!

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    Man that's just gorgeous Rob, someone is going to be very happy with that mandolin. Wish it were me!
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    Good looking mandolin and work there
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    I own Elkhorn #11, It is my only mandolin, and I use it on the road everyday. It is solid from one end to the other. I would encourage anyone to check out these mandolins. I have been able to play several of them and all have been really good and very consistent in sound and craftsmanship. I have owned many different mandolins in the much higher price range, and this mandolin is right up there with all I have owned. I am open for questions about Elkhorn mandolins if anyone wants to contact me.

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