It was a while in the works, and some mandola shaped wood heated our house in the woodstove over the winter and spring, but we finally have finished our first official mandola. I am pretty happy with the finish on it and Max is happy about the sound. Carpathain top and flamed birch sides. Having done a couple birch mandos, we are enjoying the sound coming from them. For me, on the finishing side, I love it! Check out some of the pics that I took today after it was polished up. We are working on some sound clips. Me being a Radiohead fan, I am enjoying hearing Max play "Optimistic" on it. I will push to have it recorded for posting!