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Liuteria d'Insieme
Jul-12-2013, 9:24am
I just finished a brand new mandolin on "milanese" style, it's inspired by a Fixer 1759 model, 13 ribs bowl in flamed maple and a Stradivarius model carved rosette.

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The soundboard is made in extra quality Fiemme valley spruce, neck and pegbox in blackened pearwood, fingerboard and details in ebony and natural bone.

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Feel free to comment!

Nevin
Jul-12-2013, 9:35am
Lovely work.

Perry Babasin
Jul-12-2013, 10:05am
Beautiful!

Shelagh Moore
Jul-12-2013, 10:06am
Yes... stunning work. Congratulations on creating a special instrument!

billhay4
Jul-12-2013, 10:35am
Quite lovely.
Bill

Tom Cherubini
Jul-12-2013, 11:02am
Wow! A labor of love if ever I saw one! Nice work! Even down to catgut frets! Kudos!

GarY Nava
Jul-12-2013, 11:03am
A truly beautiful piece of work.
Cheers Gary

Tavy
Jul-12-2013, 12:31pm
Oh my, that's really something, great work!

Jake Wildwood
Jul-12-2013, 2:14pm
What a beaut!

sebastiaan56
Jul-12-2013, 3:33pm
Superb!

ajr
Jul-12-2013, 4:17pm
That is one truly beautiful work of art.
Thank you for sharing the photos of a small part of your work.
I see from your website you make a variety of instruments including Theorbo which I came to really appreciate through my love of "Early Music" from the likes of Christine Pluhar and many others.
Is there any chance of a sound clip so we can hear this beautiful Mandolino please?

sunburst
Jul-12-2013, 4:23pm
I like the matching figure in the ribs. Must be sequentially cut strips(?).
Very nice instrument!

Charles E.
Jul-12-2013, 6:44pm
Beautiful! With the two extra courses of strings, how is it tuned?

Liuteria d'Insieme
Jul-13-2013, 6:57am
That is one truly beautiful work of art.
Thank you for sharing the photos of a small part of your work.
I see from your website you make a variety of instruments including Theorbo which I came to really appreciate through my love of "Early Music" from the likes of Christine Pluhar and many others.
Is there any chance of a sound clip so we can hear this beautiful Mandolino please?

Thank you all for the compliments guys!
I will try to find out someone who can record a clip, as i'm a builder and not a plyer I won't even try to do it myself, that would be horrible, lol!

Hope I can post something in the next days.

Liuteria d'Insieme
Jul-13-2013, 6:58am
Beautiful! With the two extra courses of strings, how is it tuned?

Basically it's tuned an octave above a tenor lute in G, so it's GCFADG from low to treble.

Liuteria d'Insieme
Jul-13-2013, 7:01am
I like the matching figure in the ribs. Must be sequentially cut strips(?).
Very nice instrument!

Thanks sunburst! Ribs are cut as slices from a single block then you have to pay attention to the flames while building the bowl so that they look sequential.

Eric Hanson
Jul-13-2013, 7:30am
Remarkable beauty indeed!
Thanks for sharing.

blauserk
Jul-13-2013, 7:50am
Truly exquisite. I'd love to hear it. Makes me appreciate, though, how much easier to play a modern f-style is!