This week saw the completion of Alan’s mandolin. It’s the
seventh of my “Standard” series, but with a couple of custom upgrades- the head inlay
and my design of tailpiece (as seen in the previous post). Here are a few more choice photos of the finished instrument.
A brief spec:
- Red spruce soundboard (Adirondack)
- Bubinga back and sides with maple bindings
- Sapele neck with carbon-fibre stiffeners, rosewood compound
radius fingerboard with side markers and gold evo frets
- 30mm nut, 352mm (13 7/8”) scale length
- Schaller tuners
- Rosewood bridge with removable bone saddle
- “Nava” handmade tailpiece
- Open-pour shellac satin finish
The mandolin is being shipped on Monday.......watch this space for a video treat!
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