Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Standard Mandolin update

It always surprises me when I see an instrument unbound. The bindings serve the very real function of protecting the delicate edges of the soundboard and back, and to me, leaving them out is inconceivable. Obviously, it’s a stage which takes a fair bit of time, care and skill to carry out, but is essential to the longevity of the instrument.

You can see how the new Standard has been bound in Brazilian rosewood, which nicely complements the figured sapele.

As a bit of fun, I thought that I’d have a go at making its end-pin (also Brazilian rosewood).
You can see how I did it in this video.



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