I’ve bent the Indian rosewood sides for
Jonathan’s mandocello and in the sequence of photos below you can see a very
simple method of holding the sides into the mould………..
............Using rubber bands and strips of wood,
keeps your clamps free for other jobs and also keeps the whole assembly light.
Half-a-dozen clamps and a chipboard mould can get quite heavy and you really
don’t want to drop it!
This week the neck and fretboard went on to Mark’s Standard
Plus mandolin; it’s all coming together nicely. And here you can see the
first outward signs of its left-handedness. I normally start my dots at the 5th fret, but this is just a small custom
feature for Mark.
And here’s another size comparison for
Labels: 10-string mandocello, Gary Nava handmade guitars and mandolins, left handed mandolin