This week, amongst other things, I made the tailpiece for
John’s mandolin. Now, when I say my instruments are handmade I mean it!
You can see from the few photos below exactly what I mean!
It’s quite a long process making one of my tailpieces, but
I’m pleased with the way that they are turning out and preforming. I honestly
can’t say that there are any commercial products out there that I’d rather be
The bridge has also been made.
And the mandolin has now been set-up, “in-the-white” so next
week, it’ll get stripped back down and the finishing process will commence.
John supplied me with some Siminoff tuners with solid
abalone buttons, which he imported from the USA. The abalone buttons look
really good with tree inlay.
Something a bit different
If you haven’t already seen it, have a look at this inspirational
video “Landfill Harmonic”