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dstretch
Jan-01-2006, 11:54pm
Well I finally finished #2. I learned alot and still have some bugs to work out in my building. But I figure that by the time I retire from the Army (6 more years) I will be able to sell some.

Anyways here we go. Please comment good or bad.

Danny

dstretch
Jan-01-2006, 11:55pm
Peghead inlay from Andy DePaul.

dstretch
Jan-01-2006, 11:56pm
Top and Fingerboard

dstretch
Jan-01-2006, 11:58pm
Back very subtle sunburst.

dstretch
Jan-01-2006, 11:59pm
Looks like a Tiger GRRRRRR!

dstretch
Jan-02-2006, 12:00am
another Top

dstretch
Jan-02-2006, 12:01am
Top and side

dstretch
Jan-02-2006, 12:02am
another back

dstretch
Jan-02-2006, 12:03am
lable

dstretch
Jan-02-2006, 12:04am
another lable, I know its on the wrong side, but I like it that way

dstretch
Jan-02-2006, 12:12am
Well there she is. #I misspelled label, twice. #I still am experimenting with the color (feibings leather dye) still get some seep through to the inside. #I really like using the shellac, but think I need to try some sealer on the next one. #Still need to work on my scroll and binding but it is getting better. #You can see #1 at this link My Aniane #1 (http://www.mandolincafe.net/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=7;t=24259;hl=dstretch)

Anyhow She sounds very good. I was a little worried when I strung her up. Strings were very low. But a little tweaking and she is singing like an angel.

Danny

grandmainger
Jan-02-2006, 4:28am
Sheesh! #2! Very nice! And if she sounds good, that's even better http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
If you're having scroll problems, try to make a #3 an A, or a 2-pointer http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif
Germain

Stephanie Reiser
Jan-02-2006, 8:17am
I love your inlays! And you performed the excavation nicely! Pretty color. The scrolls and binding come with practice. During my first one or two I was in a hurry to get to the 'good' parts, and I rushed them; I eventually settled down and made sure to take my time. I admire that label, too. I put mine on the same side as you do. I also like the pearl trussrod cover. Did you make that, or buy it somewhere? How is #1 holding up in terms of the neck joint? Is a #3 in the forecast?
Great work!

Mark Walker
Jan-02-2006, 9:39am
Danny: GREAT looking mandolin! #Congrats on both #1 and #2 - which is two more than I could ever make! #(I checked out your link to your first one; got a chuckle out of the 'jeans imprints' in the finish. #Sounds like something I'D always be doing!) #Hope it sounds as fine as it looks!

Amanda-Lyn: #His pearl truss rod cover looks just like mine - which I ordered from Andy DePaule. #You can get a lot of inlayed accessories, TRC's and so on from his site. #

http://www.luthiersupply.com

(But you probably know that already!)

I could spend an hour gazing at all his TRC options - but the Lord and my WIFE wouldn't take it very good! # #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

dperry
Jan-02-2006, 11:22am
Very nice, I really like the color.

dstretch
Jan-02-2006, 11:41am
I also like the pearl trussrod cover. Did you make that, or buy it somewhere? How is #1 holding up in terms of the neck joint? Is a #3 in the forecast?
Great work!
Amanda Lyn

I did not make the trussrod cover, CMP is correct, I bought it from DePaul. #I am very happy with his personal service and quality of material. #I will buy all my inlay from him. #I did sand down my TRC it was pretty thick, but that was a piece of cake. ##1 is holding up very well, I play it alot. #Went through the summer BG festivals like a champ. #And it sounds better everyday.

Thank you all for the comments. #I am working on a IV kit right now. #Just wanted to try it and it was very affordable.

dstretch
Jan-24-2006, 11:54pm
Well after a couple weeks of playing it is starting to come alive. I changed strings and put on a set of Daddario J75's and wow they sound good.

Skip Kelley
Jan-25-2006, 7:14am
Danny, Awesome job! Time to clean off the bench and start #3!

Yonkle
Feb-14-2006, 8:55pm
nice job Danny, I just finished #5. JD (I like how you did the binding on the fingerboard) I thought of doing that too, but have never seen it so I figured it was not kosher or something, and did the "reverse style" black line on the fingerboard.