Hi there folks,
I've been lurking around here for quite some time now and my feeble attempts at using the search have left me with a few questions in regards to building an Archtop Octave Mandolin with a guitar body.
From what I could find there are no plans out there that I can use and no strict publications that are specific to GOMs. So I guess my question are these:
If someone with no background in instrument making were to get the archtop book by Bob Benedetto, Graham McDonald's bouzouki book, and a set of Benedetto's archtop plans do you think it would be feasible for them to scale down the archtop plans to an octave mandolin size correctly and work out how to build one?