Saturday, August 04, 2018

Archtop #2; back to it!

With the bending iron fixed, it’s time to get back to some instrument work! So, I’ve been working on the purflings and bindings for archtop #2.
This mandolin is having fancier purflings; the main feature is a green line running around all of the edges. The green line is also in the neck laminations, head overlay and tailpiece. Coloured lines work surprisingly well as decoration on instruments-as long as you don’t go over the top and keep the design coherent throughout.
I’m really pleased with overall effect on the body- the ebony bindings making it all look very elegant. Next the neck.

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