Toy nylon-string mandolin for my kids

So… this is a toy mandolin / ukelele thing I made for my kids. It’s got a solid cherry top, solid cherry back and sides, and a curly maple neck. Shaped like an archtop Telecaster, obviously. The frets are machined right into the fretboard.

It sounds like a shoe box with some rubber bands on it. But hey, the kids can’t complain… I designed it to be quick and easy to make, and it only took me a year and a half to make it. So there.

And, it looks hilarious.




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