View Full Version : My #1 is Done !

Gibson A5
Feb-10-2006, 2:24pm
#1 in Walnut and Douglas Fir is done and sounds great. #2 is about half way built. I'd like to tank all of you for your great help which stopped me from making many more mistakes than I made while building this one. Hopefully every future one will be made with less and less mistakes. I wish I knew how to post better quility pictures and still meet the size requirements.
Thanks again all.
Bill Pruitt

Gibson A5
Feb-10-2006, 2:25pm

Gibson A5
Feb-10-2006, 2:26pm

Gibson A5
Feb-10-2006, 2:27pm

Gibson A5
Feb-10-2006, 2:29pm
Last one for now.

Gibson A5
Feb-10-2006, 2:37pm
Very last one

Feb-10-2006, 2:41pm
Bill, Great job. What enouraged you to use Douglas Fir?

Gibson A5
Feb-10-2006, 2:48pm
The little research I did said that the Walnut had a darker tone than maple and that the fir had a brighter tone than spruce. Since I had a lot of walnut I used it and found a dry piece of quarter sawn fir at Lowes for the top. I thought this would make it sound cancle out to turn into a standard sounding bluegrass mandolin. I don't know if it worked, but the mandolin sure sounds great. I hope I can repoduce the sound on the second one. Thanks,
Bill Pruitt

Feb-10-2006, 3:00pm
Very Very nicely done!

Mark Walker
Feb-10-2006, 3:43pm
Wowser! Love that grain and inlay work too! Keep up the great work! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

JD Cowles
Feb-10-2006, 3:51pm
oof, that's your first? amazing work for sure. i can't tell if this place is making me more excited to try and build my own, or more intimitdated!

nice work mr pruitt.

Lane Pryce
Feb-10-2006, 4:22pm
Bill that is great work. Especially the peghead inlay on #1. Looks like there are many years of woodworking experience as evidenced by your choice of woods. How bout a few sound clips? Lp

Apr-02-2006, 5:07pm
Nice! Love the inlay. Did you do that yourself?

Apr-02-2006, 5:17pm
Yummy! Gorgeous grain on that top, and the back isn't half bad either!
Well done http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Jason Kessler
Apr-02-2006, 7:59pm
THAT'S someone's FIRST effort?http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

Apr-02-2006, 8:12pm
VERY nice! Congrats!

Stephanie Reiser
Apr-03-2006, 4:37am
Love that inlay job alot.