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Date of Birth
April 4, 1964 (54)
About Rob Zamites
Location:
Holt, MI USA
Interests:
Playing my CBOMs and cooking spicy foods!
Occupation:
Enterprise Support Engineer

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Apollonio Acousto-electric bouzouki (in shop)
Mixter 10 string mandola (still waiting 2+ yrs)
Unknown brand Mandocaster (on the way!)
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"Doubt begins only at the last frontiers of what is possible." -- Ambrose Bierce

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The Kit Arrives!

by Rob Zamites on Jan-14-2015 at 9:03pm
Well, it's here. I have mixed feelings of anticipatory nervousness, pure joy and sheer terror!

Rather than try to put all the resized pictures here, I'll just share the link to an online album:

The Renaissance Mandobeast Kit Arrives!

Going to read the assembly guide once or a hundred times, then do a dry fitting of a few things before getting started. For a fact, the following will be modified:

  • my own custom soundhole
  • custom binding

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The Workbench

by Rob Zamites on Jan-06-2015 at 6:56pm
I finished building my workbench and just have to debate/decide how I'm going to 'carpet' the top:



It's 60" long, 20" deep and 32.5" tall - maybe a bit short, but if I find I need to raise it higher, not a big deal with a couple of 4x4's.

My kit is put together at Musicmakers, and as soon as that last bit of cash gets in Paypal, I'm paying for it

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Baby Steps

by Rob Zamites on Jan-04-2015 at 9:37pm
Having been bitten several times on and off the past 6 or so years with the CBOM bug, and spending money to have other luthiers create instruments for me, I've decided that I'll never be truly satisfied until I'm making my own instruments.

I did the exact same thing in a previous life, where I was a highly recognized homebrewer (I was the runner up in first Sam Adams World Homebrew Contest back in '96), then did a string of head brewer gigs. I eventually gave up because it was never

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