This instrument is being sold through MandolinCafe classifieds. http://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/104093 This mandolin is a masterpiece. Many of its aesthetic and structural elements are wholly original. Described by the luthier as “avant garde”, which this instrument definitely is, that does not tell the whole story. Essentially, this is a complete reimagining of what a classical mandolin could […]
Above, you’ll be able to hear the tap tones from #29 through #43, which is kind of fun. Tap tones are kind of like baby pictures- you don’t know exactly how the final instrument will turn out from the tap tones, but you can get a glimpse of the what the character will be like. […]
OK, here’s new style of “stacked” rosette inlay I came up with. First, two rosette inlay rings are precisely cut to match their intended grooves and the contour of the top. Then the first inlay is installed. Then the second inlay is cut into the first, ensuring a nice tight fit. Then gluing of the […]
From Kent George at rubnertuners.com.
OK, Lee had a good idea, so I’m hosting the pictures for these posts on my Web site again. So you can find updates here or at the MandolinCafe Spring 2014 build log, plus a lot of discussion from other folks. Done with necks, finally. Now it’s on to boxes, and to focus on the […]
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Mode 4 on #22… Mode 3 on #23… Mode 3 on #19.. ?….
Here’s a Weymann I just finished cleaning up. It had a major top seam separation, several top and back plate seam separations. It got a new nut, fret work, the usual. This was my first real vintage restoration on a real instrument. I haven’t done a lot of repair or restoration, but I received this […]
That extra C string is getting a lot of interest lately. And this post from last year is getting a lot of visits from people looking for 5-string electric instruments. So I thought it might be time to dust off the ideas for a 5-string electric. Here’s where they are headed… with a splittable Alumitones […]