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Ken on the Mokume Gane:
"There are 3 pieces of Mokume Gane on this instrument, and it's a new feature set for me.
Let's call it a Mokume Gane Grouppo, and mix the metaphors!
On Merlin, the specifics are these:
The first two pieces are very thin, about .020", or 1/2mm.
These parts are all made by me, that is, I developed the unique patterns in the multilayered
16.5" across the lower bout
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