Friday, January 27, 2023

Standard Mandolin XV Update 2

You can see in the photos below, that the mandolin is now together. The views of its back really highlight my celebration of walnut that I mentioned in the video.

Next stage is to attach the hardware, make the bridge and get it playing!

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Monday, January 23, 2023

Standard Mandolin XV Update

Here’s a few photos for you, now that the mandolin’s body is fully bound. By using maple for the bindings, I’ve ensured that no tropical hardwoods will be used on this particular instrument. Looks good too!

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

1957 Guyatone LG50 Electric Guitar For Sale

Price reduction: £750

It was always going to be hard to put a value on the Guyatone restoration project. With any work of this nature, you’re going to take into consideration the time you’ve spent and the money you’ve invested when coming up with your price. However, in reality, the customer just sees the finished product and knows what it’s worth to him/her. Also, I’m aware that we are living through hard times and to many, a guitar is a luxury item. So, rather than having the Guyatone languishing in my workshop, I’m reducing the price to £750. Ultimately, it was all about bring this instrument back to life; I've done that and now it should be played and enjoyed! Full details and contact info here.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Standard Mandolin XV: sneak preview!

The latest Standard mandolin is well underway. The body is together: English walnut back and sides with an Adirondack spruce soundboard. The fretboard and bridge are going to be made from bog oak. The pieces of bog oak that I’ve sourced are from a specialist and you can read its fascinating story on their website.

Hopefully it will be completed and ready for sale this Spring: £925 (including case).

Here’s a bit of a taster………..

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