More October pics

October update

Nautilus Mandolins – Tone Bar Fitting Jig

New neck machining process

So I’ve spent most of this week developing an improved neck machining process, refining the design of the necks to correct a couple little things which have bothered me about them, and developing a new “long neck” neck variant that results in bridge position more like the “Ms. Griffith” Loar A-5. I don’t know if […]

Hanging out with David, Tom, and #16 – Cold Rain and Snow

David Mold, Tom Haywood, and I onĀ Cold Rain and Snow.

British Isles tunes on #21 from David Mold (OldSausage)

Some awesome renditions of Irish and Scottish tunes courtesy of David Mold and the MandolinCafe Song of the Week group. David’s playing Jacobson Nautilus #21, one of the two Black Tie mandolins, and making it sound great!

Bach Prelude Comparison Video

Here’s a comparison of the spring batch (less #17 mark II). Bach Prelude (BWV1007) from the first Cello Suite.

David rocks out on Nautilus Mandolins

Thanks to David Mold for this video.

A Nautilus Mandolin for Classical Music- #16

Finishing #17mkII and #18

Spraying nitrocellulose lacquer on #17mkII and #18. #17mkII will also have a french polished top. The depth of the bubinga, maple, and mahogany are really starting to sparkle.

Video of #18 in the white….

And here’s #17, for comparison…

Inlays for #20 and #21

Family portrait — Spring 2013 Batch

Pictured are #19, #17, #18, #21, #20. Can’t wait to string them up!