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    Default Elkhorn Koa F-5 IV

    Here are a few photos and an mp3 of the latest Elkhorn Koa F-5 in the white. Just been strung up for 24 hours and I'm really liking the tone of the Koa/Red Cedar combination! This Koa is becoming harder and harder to find and I feel very fortunate to have come across some really nice stuff in the past couple of years. It's going to be finished with spirit varnish and french polish. Can't wait to see this Koa come alive!!Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa F-5 IV

    Now that's my kinda mandolin! Really stunning! You done a great job there! I'll bet with that cedar top it already sounds pretty dang good as well.

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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa F-5 IV

    That is really nice...

    Great combination.
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    Fine looking instrument there. I'd like to hear it.
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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa F-5 IV

    Quote Originally Posted by billhay4 View Post
    Fine looking instrument there. I'd like to hear it.
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    Default Re: Elkhorn Koa F-5 IV

    i bet you would make an unbelievable two-point

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    Robb, looks awesome! Sounds amazing and is already a hoss! Great work, brother!!

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    Click on the link to the right of the last picture
    My thanks. Nice sounding instrument. Lots of punch. Great not definition. Very nice mids.
    Whatever all that means. :-)
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    Wow Robb, I'm a traditional kind of guy and love my spruce over maple, but man that is a killer combination both tonally and visually! Great work as usual. Have you ever thought of doing some "A's" in some non-traditional wood combos?

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ID:	98034 Thanks for all the great comments on the Koa F-5. I really love working this stuff. Just found this scroll detail shot and thought you all might enjoy checking it out. Can't wait to get the finish going on this mandolin; it's going to be sweet!
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    Beautimous!

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    Okay... that is absolutely gorgeous. I want it.
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