Doug, Thanks! Your two-pointer looks awesome!
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Max, that is so great. What's the color scheme going to be?
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Max, that is fantastic!
I love how the top of the peghead compliments the aggressive body points...Nice!
I can't wait to see it under Lauri's stain and varnish.
looks great ...who says that it has to look like every other one ... keep at it and tell us how it sounds....keith
Extremely impressed. You've got something special there!
I like the strength of that design, Max. I bet it would be sweet in a bright red finish too... I'm looking forward to seeing the final instrument.
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From the oldwave unfinished furniture dept, neighbor Brian's mandola, finished in tru-oil by him. Engelmann spruce, vermont hard maple, local black walnut peghead veneer and fretboard. Swapped him for labor to build a sunroom, win-win.........
Doug - Been awhile since I've been noodling around on the Cafe'. (Always busy in the summer here in Michigan you know - gotta take advantage of camping, festivals, good weather, the lawn, the garden, etc.)
That mandolin looks great! Soon you'll be right up there with the top-shelf luthiers, and we've had the privilege of watching your progress from day one! Keep up the great work!
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Max, that is one beautiful mandolin! You should consider accentuating the "Ripple" pattern of the grain on the back. I can't wait to see picture of this when it is finished.
PS - Now my mind is plagued with thoughts of an OM with this shape, thanks a lot!
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That is a great looking guitar. I love how Alembic uses laminates, so I decided to try a few on this prototype. To simulate hippie sandwich look, I used bindings with a top and side stripe. I thought about using rounded sides like the Rigels with real wood laminates, but I didn't want to get too crazy right off the bat!
Max; the detail work on that binding is outstanding!
guess it's 'tiger' now that i google it....here's the man himself playing doug erwin's creation...your's has got it going on, Max...well done.
I think that is a picture of Rosie