I've been coming to this site for about a year, reading and learning from all the posts. First let me say I'm blown away by how much knowledge is concentrated here.. WOW..!
I'm new to the Mandolin, only been playing for about 9 months, but addicted. I've contacted a builder and will be starting the project in about 4 months. Here's my question. Can the depth of the Mandolin be increased in size, in other words can the sides be made an 1/8 of an inch wider. The reason I'm asking is because I read so much about the bark and woody tone of the Gibson's. I'm wondering if this size change will increase the volume...?? I've been playing guitar most of my life but the Mandolin has sparked a new passion, one that was really needed..!! Thanks..!!!