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Jun-20-2004, 10:42am
Here's number 5 http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif Claro walnut with red spruce top and flamed maple bindings. Eastern walnut neck with wolf tracks inlaid up the fretboard and one large track inlaid in the trussrod cover. All french polished except the pickgard and armrest.

Jun-20-2004, 10:44am
One of the front

Jun-20-2004, 10:45am
One of the side.

Jun-20-2004, 10:49am
Great Looking Mando!!! The Walnut is gorgeous!!!

Ken Berner
Jun-20-2004, 12:25pm
Stunning piece of work; nice going!!!

Jun-20-2004, 12:33pm
the color contrast is striking. i really like it. is that an arm rest i see?http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

Jun-20-2004, 1:17pm
Yes it is an armrest. I wanted to protect the french polish with the armrest and finger rest. Both are made from the same claro walnut.

Jun-20-2004, 1:20pm
Here's the finger rest

Jun-20-2004, 1:22pm
Here's a better shot of the back.

Jun-20-2004, 3:32pm
That is beautiful wood! How does it sound?

Jun-20-2004, 5:30pm
I think it has a woodier sound. It's my favorite so far. I have always liked the guitars I built with walnut.

Jun-20-2004, 9:59pm
Congratulations on the mando. #I prefer a little more woody sound to a bright cutting sound also. #I don't play with a b@nj$ anyway.

I just knew you were going to say, "It howls, man!" http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Oh yeah, I love the wolf tracks. That's a great idea to have them walking up the neck. Really cool.

Jun-23-2004, 7:06am
Really nice makes mw want to play it.

Skip Kelley
Jun-23-2004, 9:56am
Boboshoes, Is that maple binding I see? You have way more patience and guts than I. Awesome looking mando!!!

J. Wiens
Jun-23-2004, 10:27am
Yeah nice job on the wood binding! Tell us about the adventure of bending around that scroll button........Jamie

Jun-23-2004, 8:06pm
Booger, Booger, Booger! That would be how I would describe Flame Maple and a scroll button http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif Some sort of flame either maple or koa is about all I use anymore. I get a big bunch of strips and use a soldering iron for a pipe. When I'm finished I have a lot fewer strips left.

Jun-24-2004, 9:26pm
Dang ... that sure is perdy. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Jun-25-2004, 5:54am
Beautiful work... I love the wood binding.

Jun-25-2004, 3:13pm

Are both the front and back of the headstock veneered? From the (too far away) side view, it looks like a walnut outside layer over a maple inner layer?

Jun-25-2004, 10:21pm
Yes, both sides are claro over maple.I use that sometimes instead of binding the headstock. It gives a nice crisp line and is something a little different.