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John Saxon
Dec-27-2007, 10:07pm
Here's a couple of pictures of my mandolin. This is scratch built. I wished that I had found this forum a few months ago. There is a wealth of information here that I could have used. Anyway, here it is.

John Saxon
Dec-27-2007, 10:09pm
Let's try this again.

John Saxon
Dec-27-2007, 10:10pm
and....

The Non-Sequiteers
Dec-27-2007, 10:32pm
thats pretty astounding. How does it play?

Dan Voight
Dec-28-2007, 1:26am
Welcome John and happy holidays. Nice work. Is that a bearclaw top there? The stain looks nice.

Fretbear
Dec-28-2007, 3:03am
Very nice; those slim F-holes must give it a warm sound......

Skip Kelley
Dec-28-2007, 7:55am
John, Very nice work!

John Saxon
Dec-28-2007, 8:31am
Thanks all,
The top is European spruce and yes the grain has a little bear claw to it. (cubby bear)
It sounds nice. I let another fella play it a couple of weeks ago and was amazed at the difference in the tone and volume when your in front of the instrument. Maybe it was his playing ability too!!
#2 has been started so I guess the fever has bit me too.:)

Stanley Cox
Dec-28-2007, 9:18am
John, That is super nice work good luck on #2.

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