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van
Apr-27-2006, 6:06pm
Number 13 was total bad luck so I got tired of carving archtops and wanted to make something a bit easier and this is it.
Western Red Cedar
Aspen X-braces
Popular bound fretboard
Pine fretboard inlays
Zero fret
15" scale
Distressed finish (to lazy to do it right)
It sounds great and looks old, just the way that I like'em.

van
Apr-27-2006, 6:08pm
The Back.

JEStanek
Apr-27-2006, 6:32pm
Cool. I like your designs! Wooden binding?

Jamie

Bill Snyder
Apr-27-2006, 10:10pm
You better be careful Van, that one almost looks like you are trying to have some mass market appeal with it. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

Antlurz
Apr-27-2006, 11:39pm
Nice balanced design, Van. Lookin' good!!

Did you do something to age the look on the machine knobs? They look old as well...

Ron

van
Apr-28-2006, 10:39am
Jamie, I did the body and headstock with a white paint pen then used amber shellac to make it look old.

Bill, funny that you would say that because this will be the first style out of the 14 that I have made that I am actually reproducing. I have already started #15 which will be all Douglas Fir.

Ron, I took the machines apart and put two light coats of amber shellac on the white knobs and did the same for the bridge pins.

Thanks to all for the compliments, it means allot to me! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Gail Hester
Apr-28-2006, 3:27pm
Don't look now but your starting to get a little more conventional on us. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

I love it and would love to hear it.

van
Apr-28-2006, 7:42pm
Yes Gail, It seems that I am starting to conform to the norm. I still think about doing an F5 every day and I can see that coming in the future sometime. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif