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My Completed Mandolin

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Project by woodmight posted 1013 days ago 1333 views 4 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the final project and it turned out better than I had hoped. My thought was as I was building it.. is this just going to be expensive Fire Wood ? Material Used : Spruce, Rose Wood, Walnut, Maple, and Zebra Wood.

It plays well with great tone on the bass and treble side.

-- ~~ Remember You can't saw... What you can't see ~~





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DS

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#1 posted 1013 days ago

Wow! That is an amazing looking instrument! Very nice job!

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 1013 days ago

That is so beautiful! Just wonderful work! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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BTKS

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#3 posted 1013 days ago

Gorgeous, I’m sure it sounds even better than it looks. Congratulations on an impressive undertaking.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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drbyte

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#4 posted 1013 days ago

Great looking Mandolin! Hope it sounds and plays as good as it looks!!

-- Dennis, WV

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dustysawyer

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#5 posted 1013 days ago

Beautiful instrument. I love two pointers.

Have you tried any wooden picks with it? I saw some wooden picks from other LJs and made some with mesquite. I like the tone better than the Golden Gates I’ve used for years and the wooden picks don’t wear like I thought they would.

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RogerBean

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#6 posted 1013 days ago

Lovely instrument. My compliments.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Mark A. DeCou

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#7 posted 1013 days ago

well done!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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blackcherry

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#8 posted 1013 days ago

Nice work I bet it sound as good as it looks…BC

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woodzy

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#9 posted 1013 days ago

Too Cool !!
Looks beautiful.

-- Anthony

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Brit

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#10 posted 1013 days ago

Great work. I love the choice of woods and the craftsmanship is awesome.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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yrob

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#11 posted 1013 days ago

stupendously beautiful! I would love to hear it play.

-- Yves

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HenryH

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#12 posted 1013 days ago

Is it made from a kit or your own plans? Very nice. It is on my list.

-- HenryH - PA

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Rick Dennington

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#13 posted 1013 days ago

I’ll have to post a mandolin I built a few years back sometimes. I also used to build Dobros, or resophonic guitars as they are called (Dobro is a patented name). I prefer the scrolled mandolins over the other type, personally, like the old F5 Gibsons. Good job on the build..Are you going to put a finish on it? After a lot of playing and chopping, the wood will “open up” nicely to give you that good “woody sound”....I’ve played Bluegrass music for 35+ years, and a good mandolin picker is hard to find…..lol. Enjoy the instrument….

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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woodmight

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#14 posted 1013 days ago

Thank you all for the wonderful comments ~ Dustysawyer I have never tried wooden picks but now that you mentioned it I’ll give them a try, and as far as a 2 point is concerned that may well be my next project or an F4 mandola.

Rick Dennington thats what I’m waiting for, she seems real tight right now but with a few weeks of chopping she will loosin up nicely… lol… but it may never be a Loyd Loar…. :))) Congrats on the 35 yrs in Bluegrass but there isn’t any other kind of music is there… ??? < smiling >

-- ~~ Remember You can't saw... What you can't see ~~

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 1013 days ago

Beautiful instrument. I’d love to hear you play it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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