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THEBIGV
Jan-12-2006, 10:02pm
here is a pic of my first mando built from a stewmac kit. #i am really pleased with the sound, #and the best, #is i know it will open up more. # wow can't wait

THEBIGV
Jan-12-2006, 10:04pm
here is the front

THEBIGV
Jan-12-2006, 10:07pm
here is the head

Brier
Jan-12-2006, 10:27pm
Great frist one! I like the wine back.
Peter.

red7flag
Jan-12-2006, 10:52pm
Congrats nice job. Like the finish a lot.
Tony

Stanley Cox
Jan-13-2006, 8:57am
Charles, Great looking mando. How about a closeup of the fretboard inlay? That looks real neat.
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Doug Edwards
Jan-13-2006, 12:58pm
Good job. Some day I've got to try it.

THEBIGV
Jan-13-2006, 3:05pm
stanley,
here is the pic of the fretboard inlay, with a
V at the bottom, i named the mando thebig V. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Antlurz
Jan-13-2006, 6:09pm
I agree with the rest. That color is a pleasant change from the usual.

The first time you string one up and hear what you've created makes it all worth it if everything went right. Listening to it open up is like watching your child learn to walk.

Ron

Stephanie Reiser
Jan-14-2006, 5:27am
Nice Job!
Did S-M supply that kit with the new-type of binding?
If so, how was it to work with?

Stanley Cox
Jan-14-2006, 8:39am
Charles, I saw the V in the extension and the diamond inlays and wanted a closer look. My #1 is in builders section under the Storm is here. Again good work.

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THEBIGV
Jan-14-2006, 4:18pm
being pretty new at this, i am not sure what you mean when you say new binding. the binding came in three piecies and i had to laminate it together. i bought the laminator from stewmac, and put them together. worked really well and took very little time.
as far as puting the binding on, i used a (good) hair dryer to bend it (worked really well) and the big rubber bands from stewmac to wrap around body and the binding, and used the weld on 16 cement. it all suuck really good on the first try. (fooled me)
thanks to all for the nice comments. i really appreciate them.