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October 12, 2012 | Sorensen Headstocks

We've always been suckers for a good headstock. This is a part of the instrument that is an often underrated opportunity for self-expression, a twinkling eye into the aesthetic of the builder. Shape, inlay, color, binding, overlay, let alone logo, it's often one of the most identifying features of a mandolin, seen both from a distance and close up.

We enjoyed looking over this in-progress batch from California builder Steve Sorensen.


Check out more eye candy: Sorensen Strings
Recent review: Sorensen "Sprite" Asymmetrical 2-point mandolin

Posted by Ted at October 12, 2012 5:07 AM

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