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peter.coombe
Oct-01-2016, 5:55am
This is my first mandolin with a Redwood top. Back, neck and sides are Tasmanian Blackwood, Indian Rosewood bindings, Tiger Myrtle pickguard (Tasmanian), Lancewood tuning knobs. I must say I am quite impressed with this instrument. The wood combination looks great and the sound impressed me enough that I immediately ordered another 3 Redwood tops. The sound reminds me of my Goldfinch model mandolins that have King Billy Pine tops, probably not quite as much clarity, but with a more solid sound. I like it a lot.

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Frankdolin
Oct-01-2016, 6:31am
Looks great!!! Nice work...

Skip Kelley
Oct-05-2016, 5:31am
Peter, That is a fine looking A model! I love the look of the Tasmanian Blackwood! Redwood is one of my favorite tonewoods; I love the tone it gives a mandolin!

mandroid
Oct-05-2016, 1:14pm
Australia Have a Species of redwood , or that come from the rapidly depleted Northern California coastal stands?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequoia_sempervirens

peter.coombe
Oct-05-2016, 5:58pm
Australia Have a Species of redwood , or that come from the rapidly depleted Northern California coastal stands?

There are some plantations of Redwood from California in Australia. I have seen some of the plantations, but they are fairly small and the trees less than 100 years old so no where near as big as in California. Some have been harvested and used for guitar tops.

fatt-dad
Oct-05-2016, 6:06pm
it's really cool and I like it a lot!

f-d

billhay4
Oct-05-2016, 6:49pm
Any chance we can hear it?
Bill

Eric F.
Oct-06-2016, 3:24pm
Beautiful work, Peter.

Jim Garber
Oct-06-2016, 3:27pm
I love the Australian timbers esp blackwood. I love the names, too. Nice work, Peter, and I love the look of ovals.

red7flag
Oct-09-2016, 3:33pm
Peter, A fine looking instrument. It all just fits together well. Great job.

Mandobart
Oct-10-2016, 12:25am
Beautiful. I have two custom redwood 10 stringers. Its a great tonewood.

bbcee
Oct-10-2016, 3:25am
Really handsome mando, Peter. I'll bet it sounds as good as your Goldfinches as well.