My first was a StewMac kit that came out very nice. This is my first scratch build and I am pleased with it. It has plenty of volume and a good clear tone that is still developing.
I cut and inlaid the greyhounds because my wife and I are owned by two of these wonderful rescued ex-racers and we do volunteer work for a Southern California rescue group. I wanted to build a mando that expressed my life interests somewhat.
I will post a series of pics of the mando. Thanks for all the wonderful info and generous sharing everyone does in this forum - I learn something every day.
Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
-- Mary Lou Cook