Saturday, January 24, 2009

Red Mandolin Update

The Red Mandolin is coming together nicely as you can see below below and it’s really going to be a beauty!

This coming week the purfling and Brazilian rosewood bindings should go on. You may remember that Alan wanted a slimmer version of the head? Well here it is and I must say that I like it and will probably adopt it for future mandolins: it has a couple of advantages over my previous shape.

1. It will be lighter, both visually and physically.
2. The strings will run straighter from the tuners to the nut.

Speaking of tuners I’m using Schallers from now on rather than Grovers. Both are really high quality tuners, but the gold colour on the Schallers is much better: just a detail!

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