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Author Topic: Special Fiddlebox  (Read 650 times)

Offline culpeper

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Re: Special Fiddlebox
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2022, 11:14:23 AM »
I would say most experienced box call builders who are not shy about experimenting can get lid A work with Body B, but Marlin has proven over the years to be very adapable and keen on making different combinations work and work well.  No doubt this call is one of them.  He also, for whatever reason has been partial to using fruit wood species for bodies, Apple, Cherry, Plum and the like.  It's a challenge, but he pulled it off.

Offline ChesterCopperpot

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Re: Special Fiddlebox
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2022, 11:27:48 AM »
Awesome story, awesome callmaker, and some flat gorgeous wood. That’s a treasure for sure.


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Offline vt35mag

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Re: Special Fiddlebox
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2022, 11:31:05 AM »
I would say most experienced box call builders who are not shy about experimenting can get lid A work with Body B, but Marlin has proven over the years to be very adapable and keen on making different combinations work and work well.  No doubt this call is one of them.  He also, for whatever reason has been partial to using fruit wood species for bodies, Apple, Cherry, Plum and the like.  It's a challenge, but he pulled it off.

He told me he tried several different lid woods on it (macassar, bloodwood, ipe, etc.) that were ok/good, but the ironwood was what really hit/stood out with this particular apple.  Made me nervous at first because he rattled of the different lids he tried, and didn't seem too keen on sticking with any of them.

Offline Bowguy

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Re: Special Fiddlebox
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2022, 08:01:11 PM »
I thought they all were special but that one sounds awesome! Good luck with it.

Offline Tarheel

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Re: Special Fiddlebox
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2022, 07:31:10 PM »
Your story and the history make a caller that more special....

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Re: Special Fiddlebox
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2022, 04:43:21 PM »
Wow, priceless
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