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Unread 09-11-2009, 06:15 PM   #1
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This is the beginning of a 4 string, solid body neckthrough mandolin made of black Limba.

Day 1

I forgot to take the photo of the block. I have an identical one I plan on turning into an 8 stringer when bridges come back in stock.
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Unread 09-15-2009, 10:07 AM   #2
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day 2

neck started to be roughed out.

Hoping to put on frets later today. and rough out the end of the fretboard.

Yes, that was done with a pocketknife.
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Is this for your personal arsenal?
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Does a mandolin typically have four strings?
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Does a mandolin typically have four strings?
2 courses of 4 (or 5 or 6)

Electrics typically have only a single course, though the double coursed ones exist and as I understand it, its a matter of preference.

I might sell this one, I might keep it. Honestly, I really don't know. I just want to hear how it sounds complete.
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So I started on the drop top yesterday and did the fretting.

I am going to put a single Bill Lawrence L45 wired directly to the output jack on this one. Top will be flame maple.

Anyway, this should give you a good idea of where this is going.
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So I have done a bit of work on it. Yeah, the fretboard needs some major cleanup and she is nowhere near done, but... Maple top is on, and I am gluing the peghead front on. Still needs some final shaping. The back is sculpted but I think I will leave the top sharp. I am thinking of doing the limba in black nitro and a clear over the flame maple. I am debating doing a green stain over the maple too though... We shall see.

I have quite a bit of final shaping to do.
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