Musical Instruments #1: Mandolin Kit

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Blog entry by Jamie posted 1884 days ago 1698 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife bought me a kit to build a mandolin last christmas. I have been working on it off and on since then. The top is spruce, and the back and sides are maple. The neck is maple and the headstock has a walnut overlay.

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#1 posted 1884 days ago


Looking forward to seeing the progress and then hearing you jam us a tune!

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#2 posted 1884 days ago

Look forward to more. good start.

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#3 posted 1883 days ago

Clamping the soundboard bracing.

Work with what you have the best you can.

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#4 posted 1876 days ago

Looks like a lot of fun. Can’t wait to see it finished.

By the way, I like your tag

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#5 posted 1847 days ago

Wow…...this looks like alot of fun. There is an old man that lives almost an hour away that makes his mandolins, I intend on making a visit out to his shop…....I love this kind of work.

Robin Renee’


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