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alfie
Feb-10-2016, 10:09am
If my lecturers ask, I've been 'studying'...

It's sycamore and Swiss spruce, with a blackwood fingerboard and bridge. Inlays are boxwood or walnut. It's a similar two-point design to my #2 but a hair broader and deeper. It's only been strung up a few hours but I think it's going to sound really nice, it's sure loud as hell. The bridge and tailpiece are one-offs I made for this.

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The bridge and tailpiece are one-offs I made for this, the built-in buckle seems to work well.

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Pete Jenner
Feb-10-2016, 10:12am
That looks great Alfie. Good work on the bridge and tailpiece.

Ron McMillan
Feb-10-2016, 11:43am
It must be so satisfying to make something so beautiful. I envy you those skills.

billhay4
Feb-10-2016, 12:01pm
You say this is sycamore. This isn't American sycamore is it (Platanus occidentalis)? Looks like maple or Acer pseudoplatanus to me. Are you located in Europe.
Nice looking mando. I'd like to hear it.
Bill

alfie
Feb-10-2016, 12:31pm
Thanks guys, I'll post a video in short while when it's settled down. I'm in England, it's a pseudoplatanus not a platanus, which I know as plane. Phew!

billhay4
Feb-10-2016, 12:58pm
Thanks, Alfie,
You did a very nice job on this.
Bill

spufman
Feb-10-2016, 1:50pm
That's a super-pretty mandolin you've built there - congratulations!

Jim Garber
Feb-10-2016, 2:54pm
Very nicely done with both a Vega vibe and a touch of violin aesthetics. Nice job on that purfling, too.

Mandoborg
Feb-10-2016, 4:56pm
Really nice looking mandolin !!!!! You done good !!!

Jim

Marty Jacobson
Feb-10-2016, 6:09pm
Nice string inlay. Build more.

tom.gibson
Feb-10-2016, 6:17pm
That's really nice Alfie. I like it a lot. And, on further consideration, I was probably wrong to vote for redoing the finish on the top.

Nice tailpiece, too.

Skip Kelley
Feb-10-2016, 8:10pm
Allie, your work looks great! The color really shows the figuring nicely!

Trey Young
Feb-15-2016, 10:25am
That's a sharp looking mandolin! Good job, I'd love to hear some sound clips/see some videos!

darylcrisp
Feb-15-2016, 10:12pm
classy!
beautiful mandolin, the tailpiece is art(and function)

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bbcee
Feb-19-2016, 5:46am
Nice clean aesthetic, alfie. I love the Vega-ish vibe. Looking forward to hearing it as well.

Rob Beck
Feb-19-2016, 7:41am
Nice work Alfie, from a fellow Cornwall resident! :)

alfie
Feb-21-2016, 10:10am
Thanks for all the lovely comments! I'll get a recording up soon, it's settled down nicely.