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Nick Gellie
Aug-16-2016, 7:32am
Hi everyone

Just strung up my Gellie F-5 made from an Arches F-5 kit.

Here is a picture of her in the white soon to be sunbursted:


And here is a sound bite :mandosmiley::


I was actually facing away from the microphone on my laptop computer. I also had to turn down the recording volume.

F-2 Dave
Aug-16-2016, 7:52am
Sounds really good Nic.

Denny Gies
Aug-16-2016, 7:58am
You should be very proud.

Aug-16-2016, 9:05am
That looks GREAT, Nic! Sounds good too!


Nick Gellie
Aug-17-2016, 6:28am
Thanks everyone.

Making one of these is not for the faint hearted. It was a test to see if I could the very best in making a mandolin. I am now in the process of making an A-5. Not as difficult and the process seems familiar. I put a lot of effort into graduating the plates.

Aug-17-2016, 11:07am
Nice job Nic.

Aug-17-2016, 2:18pm
Really nice job Nic. I'm probably alone in this,but I love the look of a mandolin in the white like that.If I had the funds to have one built .That's how i would want it.Congrat.'s

Ivan Kelsall
Aug-18-2016, 1:49am
From choctaw61 - "I'm probably alone in this,but I love the look of a mandolin in the white like that.", You are most definitely not alone. I absolutely love the look of an unfinished mandolin & i'd opt for keeping that look,at the very least,for the top.

Terrific work Nic - it sounds good & looks glorious,

Nick Gellie
Aug-19-2016, 12:13am
Thanks Choctaw and Ivan. I have learnt in the process and taking my time really helped. Now is the tricky part to finish it to a high standard. I have reading up all of Sunburst's and other's advice on how to make a really nice sunburst. So sorry to say it won't be in the white for much longer.

Funny it sounds pretty similar to a Collings and so has a modern tone to it.

Ivan Kelsall
Aug-19-2016, 2:15am
From Nick - "So sorry to say it won't be in the white for much longer."

Nick Gellie
Aug-21-2016, 8:55pm
It had rave reviews at the Kelly country pick in my home town.

Clement Barrera-Ng
Aug-22-2016, 12:07am
It sounds really great Nick. Can't wait to see it all finished up.

Nick Gellie
Aug-31-2016, 5:57pm
Thanks Clement. I played it alongside two Gilchrists last weekend and while it was a bit green, volume wise it was louder. It will get more refined as I play it more.

Sep-01-2016, 6:36pm
Nice work Nic! Sounds great too! Now on to the finishing!

"JUNE" mandolins and guitars

Nick Gellie
Sep-02-2016, 10:17am
Thanks Walter.

I can say now that I have done it I can appreciate yours and every other luthiers' craftsmanship that goes into a mandolin.