Saturday, March 12, 2016

What’s on the bench?

Currently, I’m waiting for the Tru-Oil on Chris’s e-mando to harden and then it can be re-assembled.
So, time to get on with the next two! The work on Heikki’s Standard mandolin is well underway. Heikki lives in Finland, so this will be another one of my mandolins going out to the discover the wider world! We’ve chosen Bubinga for the back and sides- (which is sometimes called African rosewood) I think that it is a much under-rated tonewood and it has all the properties that any luthier would want to make a great instrument.
Below are a couple of photos of the back and rim.
 Also work has commenced on Paul’s Standard Plus; here’s its herringbone rosette, which I must admit, I'm very happy with!

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