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Sorensen VX #2018082 (Used)



Sorensen VX mandolin -- #2018082

This VX-3D mandolin was built as a show/demo instrument, and has been working in that role this year.  During the fall of of 2018 and most of 2019, it traveled as the touring instrument for Balsam Range mandolinst, Darren Nicholson. 


Currently, Darren decided to swap this mandolin with the original prototype Sorensen Pacifica "Ol' #2" #2011002 which seemed like a really fun and cool idea to me.


I recently re-French Polished this mandolin, re-leveled and crowned the stainless steel frets, and re-seated the bridge to maximize tone and playability.  Of course, as a working instrument, it does show some play wear, but is generally in excellent condition.  In addition, I installed new Waverly tuners to fix a warranty issue with the original set (Great customer care from Stewart-Macdonald by the way!)

This is an almost new instrument that has had the chance to mature out in the real world with a player, spend the past year touring with the IBMA Artists of the Year Band, and also has the added benefit of a recent set-up, and TLC!


Here are several videos of Darren playing this mandolin --

Sorensen VX-3D #2018082 Specs --

  • Top Wood - One-piece Sitka Spruce.

  • Back Wood -  One-piece flat sawn curly Maple

  • Sides - 2018 Sorensen Fusion Frame compound monocoque construction with curly maple.

  • Neck wood and style - 1-1/8" with modern "Rounded V"  profile.  Sugar Maple.  White side dots in binding.

  • Fingerboard wood and style - 12" radius.  Ebony, bound, with black and white Mother of Pearl VX markers. 

  • Fret type - Stainless Steel - 43 mm Jescar

  • Nut type - Bone

  • Tuners - Waverly F-style matte silver with black ebony buttons

  • Headstock overlays - Ebony overlays on front and back 

  • Inlays - VX Swirls inlays in black and white MOP with Sorensen logo

  • Binding Material - Black/White/Black

  • Tailpiece style and type - X-style custom Sorensen 3D printed Steel

  • Bridge type - Ebony with 12" radius.

  • Pickup - K&K Twin Internal Piezo.

  • Staining and coloring - warm traditional sunburst.

  • Finishing type - Oil Varnish with shellac French Polish.  Re-polished 10/2019

  • Case - NEW Hoffee Carbon Fiber

     PRICE --  $8950 -- SOLD