|Project by Gbluee||posted 03-22-2015 04:37 AM||1325 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
These Mandolins are the last 3 that I’ve build. I like to think of them as sisters… All of them are Maple back and sides, spruce top, and ebony fretboard with some small differences.
The blue one I called “The Seabreeze”
Top is AAA Engelmann spruce, Master curly Maple back and sides and Mother of Pearl fretboard block inlay.
The red one I called “The Wildfire”
Top is AAA Sitka spruce, Master Quilted Maple with angel step figure on the back and Quilted sides. Mother of Pearl fretboard block inlay.
And the yellow one is “The Beast”
Top is Bearclaw Sitka spruce and this piece was just insane, you can see on the third picture mostly on the treble side how intence the bearclaw is. Hence the mandolin name…Back and side are Master quilted Maple and ebony fretboard with Abalone block inlay.
The whole build was a lot of fun but really involved… And since I only use hand tools, there was a lot of carving, scraping,filing, and sanding…
I use Leather dyes to pop the grain, no paint on here… only hand rubed colors. The Wildfire has a blend of 5 colors on it..
For more pictures http://www.hovingtoninstruments.com/
-- Tomy Hovington