Tuesday, April 30, 2013

In the white

All the construction of the next Standard mandolin is complete, as you can see in the photos below.
I really like the contrast between the American black walnut and the maple. With the “woodwork” complete, it’s been strung up and the action and intonation set-up. I’ll leave it to settle for a few days and then strip it back down and start applying the finish.
Not too long before she will be available for sale!
Work has started on the next two instruments; Nadim’s Hare signature guitar and John’s Standard mandolin. I find that when working on a mandolin and a guitar at the same time, I’m constantly double checking dimensions;  pieces of wood for the guitar look too big and by comparison pieces for the mandolin look too small!

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