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H5 Mandola

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Project by Tomy Hovington posted 07-01-2018 01:28 AM 688 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There we are, the Mandola is now completely done and it’s a beauty. The finish is a mix between the Beast and The Wildfire.(Two of my most popular finish). Stunning Quilted Maple Back and sides, Abalone Inlay, Heavy Bear Claw figure on the Sitka Spruce Top. She’s gorgeous and she sounds AMAZING! Videos are up on my YT channel of this build and here is the last one where you get to see her up close…

https://youtu.be/SPGdnfhaG0U

http://www.hovingtoninstruments.com/

-- Tomy Hovington





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swirt

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#1 posted 07-01-2018 01:52 AM

Incredibly beautiful. Well done.

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#2 posted 07-01-2018 01:54 AM

Stunning! Kudos.

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL http://www.TenonAndSpline.com/blog

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#3 posted 07-01-2018 02:25 AM

Stellar job on the build of the H5 Mandola…You do excellent work, and all you mandolins look beautiful…..I built an F5 style mandolin years ago fashioned after the famous F5 Loyd Loar mandolin….It had a curly birds eye maple back and sides, and I bought a piece of 80 year old Sitka spruce from Martin Guitar Co. for the top… Gibson tuners, and a Mahogany neck…..Ebony fingerboard, and a Walnut overlay on the peg head…..That was in 1983, and the only one I ever built….I had a good luthier for a teacher….He died shortly after I built it…..!! I follow your builds and videos just to find out what you’re gonna build next…..Thanks for posting the mandola…!!

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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Tomy Hovington

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#4 posted 07-01-2018 02:47 AM

Stellar job on the build of the H5 Mandola…You do excellent work, and all you mandolins look beautiful…..I built an F5 style mandolin years ago fashioned after the famous F5 Loyd Loar mandolin….It had a curly birds eye maple back and sides, and I bought a piece of 80 year old Sitka spruce from Martin Guitar Co. for the top… Gibson tuners, and a Mahogany neck…..Ebony fingerboard, and a Walnut overlay on the peg head…..That was in 1983, and the only one I ever built….I had a good luthier for a teacher….He died shortly after I built it…..!! I follow your builds and videos just to find out what you’re gonna build next…..Thanks for posting the mandola…!!

Thanks Rick, really happy to know you enjoy my videos.. would love to see your F5. As for what is coming up on my channel, I’m currently working on a set of blueprints to make a K4 style MandoCello with apertures instead of a soundhole. I’m really hoping to get the funds needed to get started on this build before next Xmas.. cross fingers.

-- Tomy Hovington

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#5 posted 07-01-2018 10:58 AM

Man that’s a beautiful instruments. Every now and then I see one that’s to pretty to play and yours is one of them. Lol

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#6 posted 07-01-2018 12:59 PM

This mandolin turned out so beautifully. It’s a real eye catcher and has a lot of nice craftsmanship in it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#7 posted 07-01-2018 05:26 PM

That is one beautiful Masterpiece.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 07-01-2018 06:16 PM



That is one beautiful Masterpiece.

- Dennis Zongker


Absolutely!

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#9 posted 07-01-2018 09:29 PM

Very nice & Well done Tomy!

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#10 posted 07-03-2018 09:07 PM

Superb! I would be honored to accept it as a gift!

-- Cats, beer and wood...perfect.

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#11 posted 07-07-2018 01:33 AM

From a furniture builder of 30 years, that’s a real nice job. Keep up the great work.

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI

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