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    That is very sweet Don!
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    Darryl,
    The D log is an old maple log, I believe from Michigan, that Steve has been using on most of his recent mandolins. It would be interesting to know for sure if it is from Michigan and just when he started using it for his backs and sides. It's obviously a pretty special piece of wood.
    By the way, that L-1 tailpiece is working out very well. Thanks. - Ken

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    Here is 03 548, red finish with D log back and sides. #The story I heard was D log was a massive, 300-400 year old log that has great tonal qualities.

    Sorry-I don't seem to have the hang of attaching pics to this post. Tech geekdom strikes again




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    Testing...
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    Aha! These are the back pictures I photoshopped for Phil here at work. Phil, the ones I did earlier are on my home computer, but you can post them yourself by clicking reply, then scrolling down to post an image, then click browse, find the location of the image on your computer, select it (do you now see its address in the box?) and click post...

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    Phil,
    #The the figure on the back of your mandolin looks even more Loar-like than mine based on the examples I've seen. Is that a tobacco or a mahogany finish? The photo of #03558 has more yellow and red than the real thing due to the tungsten light source. It's actually more brown which is typical of the Cremona finish. #- #Ken

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    Ken, in subsequent conversation Phil told me that the color in the original images he sent was pretty close to correct. I allowed PhotoShop to do an autolevels adjustment because I find it usually always makes images more lifelike. I attach the original unaltered back photo here.
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    Ken--03 548 is mahogany finish, and the photos are pretty true to life. Red spruce, x-braced, flat board, incredible, complex tone and plays like a dream. I couldn't be happier with it. How do you like yours? Also, thanks Jason for your help.

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    As I remember the story from Steve at SPGMA last year, the D log was named for a drunk at a bar, who when Steves' tonewood guy was lamenting the lack of old maple, turned him on to this log. Now, Steve was smiling when he said this, so .....
    I've got #546, parallel, radius, Cremona, no mas, no more
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    Bob--got any pictures of 546? Let's have a look, and see how the back compares to 548. Funny, I love 548, but haven't lost MAS yet (wish I had, it'd be a lot cheaper).

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    Phil,
    I've had #03558 for about 8 months and, even though it was great right out of the box, in the last couple of weeks it's developed more depth and fullness of tone. I've really been impressed with its volume and projection. You really need to have someone else playing it to fully appreciate how well it projects. My only complaints have been the Gotoh tuners which I've just replaced with Waverlys (tremendous difference in holding pitch and tuning ease) and the nut which I needed to tweek for my own spacing preferences. How are your tuners performing? - Ken

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    KenR--the Gotoh's are ok, I've heard great things about Waverlys, but have never actually seen any in the flesh. What do they cost, and who did the work for you? Why do you think they're so much better.
    I am amazed at how much 03 548 changes in tone-it's almost like it never sounds the same way twice. At times it'll be a bit muted for 20-30 minutes, than just blossom. Other times it sounds great right out of the chute. My only issue is the G strings are a fraction too far apart from each other-it seems the bridge isn't cut quite right. But it is a great instrument.

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    Beautiful! Wish I could get the color right in my photos. It's way more subtle than it shows.
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    G'day.
    Peter Coombe mentioned a second Model 3 Classical.
    I think this is it.
    Mine has a red spruce top - love it!
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    Wow! I just love these mandolins. Visually beautiful, with a sound to match. Of the Gilchrists I have held and played, I've never known of one that didn't blow me away sonically, visually, and ergonomically. Eye and ear candy, every one of them. One day, I'll own one!

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    This is 1991 #211 I'm the second owner. Showing a little age in the finish but a good player!

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    This is 1991 #211 I'm the second owner. Showing a little age in the finish but a good player!
    Lovely.

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    I want one like a drug.

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    Just get someone to hit you over the head with one. That'll be a bit like a drug.
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    Wow! Do you still have this mandolin?
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    Here is my Gilchrist Model 3 Classical. I believe it is one of only two that he has made.

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    Yes I still have it.
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