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french guy
Oct-13-2005, 2:15am
Hello mando-aficionados
It seem that my camera work better since I've upgrade the firmware ( I will have had to read the note earlier 2 years ago !!! ) .
Here is the number #7 , very similar with the #6 .
I've start the #8 just yesterday ( bending the rims ) and cutting the headblock .

french guy
Oct-13-2005, 2:16am
one more

french guy
Oct-13-2005, 2:17am
one more

french guy
Oct-13-2005, 2:18am
one more

french guy
Oct-13-2005, 2:19am
one more

french guy
Oct-13-2005, 2:20am
one more

french guy
Oct-13-2005, 2:22am
the last

Oct-13-2005, 2:50am
Very nice, art deco influence there. I quite like how the fingerboard lines are echoed in the pickguard and soundholes. Very different from the F5 design, everything looks like it belongs where it is. Nice one!

Skip Kelley
Oct-13-2005, 6:31am
Very nice mandolin Jean! #Everything flows really good together. Awesome job! What did you use for the top? Nice peghead shape!!

Plamen Ivanov
Oct-13-2005, 6:34am

Oct-13-2005, 6:36am
Has a Mama Leone influence, with your own ideas coming through, love that binding.

Tres bien http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

John Zimm
Oct-13-2005, 8:01am
Elle est tres belle. Merci pour les images. Bon travail.

Oct-13-2005, 8:40am
Very nice. I also like how the peghead, pickguard and tailpiece are tied in together. The drawn out scroll is sweet too. Magnificent.


Scotti Adams
Oct-13-2005, 9:07am
..very nice..thats for sure....hows she sound?

Oct-13-2005, 9:29am
Is it a "she" ?

Very, very cool indeed!

Oct-13-2005, 9:44am
Beautiful! - love that symmetry! Thanks for sharing.- Moose. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Ken Berner
Oct-13-2005, 9:59am
Extremely exquisite Jean! There is nothing like a true blonde!!!!

Oct-13-2005, 10:34am
Nice work! I like the way the stretched scroll, the soundholes and the pickguard fit together and with the other accents.

Keith Miller
Oct-13-2005, 12:29pm
Jean, that is a cracking mando, it's got everything I would choose myself http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif shame I've not got the same skills keep at it

Oct-13-2005, 1:01pm
I know it's been said numerous times, but the way all the components' lines flow together is wonderful! I love the blond w/tortoise binding. I'm curious... how is the pick guard/finger rest attached? Is it just pinned to the fretboard?

Very nice work!

Paul Doubek

Oct-13-2005, 1:40pm

french guy
Oct-13-2005, 3:07pm
Thanks you all for your nice replies
to answer to the questions :
1- the top is european spruce
2- the sound is nice , but I would like to another
than me speak about the sound .
3- It's a Monteleone influence for sure , the John 's Radio Flyer is on my computer's screen background more than 2 years ago .
4- for the attach between pickguard and neck extender I've used two 3mm brass tube
Look at the pic attached , and thank again for your nice comments it's a great help for builders like me .

Oct-13-2005, 3:22pm
Very nice, Jean! What kind of wood is the headstock veneer, pickguard & tailpiece made of? It's beautiful wood.

Oct-13-2005, 5:24pm
Fantantique! Tres, tres bien...

Dan Adams
Oct-13-2005, 5:28pm
Great tailpiece. Who makes it? Are they available to purchase? Dan

french guy
Oct-14-2005, 1:34am
Headstock , pickguard and tailpiece are covered with the same piece of burr walnut .
About tailpiece , I completly made it , starting with some brass plumbing .
look here at the end of the page

Oct-14-2005, 10:21am
What a cool instrument! You are a creative genius. Keep up the good work and you will go far. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Oct-15-2005, 5:29pm
Beautiful design details. I love the headstock. What you did on the tailpiece is also lovely.

Oct-15-2005, 6:26pm
You tooling methods remind me of the way I do things. If I need a fixture, I just make it with what is available.

I'd love to know where you came up with the big nut with the correct pitch threads for the dremel attachment you made. I've tried finding a tap with those threads for making my own and have only came to dead ends.


Oct-16-2005, 3:31pm
Nice work, Jean. I can testify sound is good too! Remembering "Old Dangerfield", I would say you're now a serious mando player/maker. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Oct-19-2005, 11:38pm
Another dandy...congratulations, Jean.

Also, I noticed on my calendar of famous french mandolin builders that you are 51 years young on October 20......HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

french guy
Oct-20-2005, 2:29am
Hey Billt , thanks you so much , that's right I'm 51 today
and will open some bottles of wine for this .

Skip Kelley
Oct-20-2005, 7:06am
Happy Birthday Jean! Pour a cup of coffee and get out #7 and do some pickin'. Enjoy the day!
God Bless, Skip Kelley