View Full Version : A couple of Manns

May-02-2004, 6:50pm
Here are a couple of new ones just finished up, Curly redwood tops, neck thru construction, quilted mahogany backs and sides. Very Mannly #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

May-02-2004, 6:52pm
Here's the other one.

Strado Len
May-03-2004, 10:05am
Does the neck through construction mean that there is a solid block of wood extending through the body? If so, does it contact the top or back?

May-03-2004, 7:49pm
The back is carved and graduated just like a tradition back. I glue the back "wings" on then carve back with neck attached. There is no neck joint (neck and block are same piece of wood) to lose energy. There is also no neck heal to get in the way of upper position playing. Hrer is a photo of inside.