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  1. Re: Nava Archtop #3; with a nice smattering of Brazilian rosewood

    A few photos in the white:
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    Cheers Gary
  2. Re: Nava Archtop #3; with a nice smattering of Brazilian rosewood

    Here's a little video showing all the work that has been done on the mandolin so far.
    https://youtu.be/te85mqMuN_w

    Cheers Gary
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    Re: A couple of electrics

    And here's the octave e mando complete!
    Cheers Gary
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  4. Re: Nava Archtop #3; with a nice smattering of Brazilian rosewood

    I’ve made up the neck blank and you can see that I’ve used Brazilian rosewood for the head overlay. The inlay is from black pearl; I like its subtlety; in some lights, it disappears into the wood!...
  5. Re: Jacobson Nautilus Mandolin #39 - Ziricote and Birdseye

    Lovely work as always!
    Cheers Gary
  6. Re: Nava Archtop #3; with a nice smattering of Brazilian rosewood

    And here's the completed rim and carved back plate.
    Cheers Gary
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  7. Nava Archtop #3; with a nice smattering of Brazilian rosewood

    So, I’ve got my next archtop underway. This one is having Brazilian rosewood for the sides (and other parts) and a maple back. I’ve put together a couple of video; the first dealing with bending the...
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    Re: A couple of electrics

    I’ve been getting the octave e-mando set-up prior to applying the finish.
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    I’ve included a photo of me with it so that you can get a better idea of its size.
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    Cheers Gary
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    Re: A new F style mandolin

    Always good to see something a bit different (and nicely done!)
    Cheers Gary
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    Re: A couple of electrics

    Thanks Daniel, glad you like it.
    My Grandson is left handed too. I believe about 10%of the population is left handed but what surprises me is, that although I’ve made a number of left-handed...
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    Re: A couple of electrics

    The left-handed e-mando is now complete and I must say that I’m incredibly pleased with the outcome. There are a few more photos on my blog.
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    Cheers Gary
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    Re: A couple of electrics

    Made some good progress on the octave e-mando this week. As you can see from above, the body, neck and fretboard are now all one! The ebony and wenge are going to give it a dark, stealth-like look;...
  13. Re: Turning endpins without lathe? No problem!

    That's a great idea- I feel inspired to have a go at making my own!
    Thanks for posting.
    Cheers Gary
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    Re: A couple of electrics

    Hi Guys,
    Thanks for the positive comments- work is now underway on the octave e-mando-
    here's the wenge body.
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    And a nice Brazilian mahogany neck with an ebony head overlay.
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    Re: A couple of electrics

    Just started applying the Tru-oil- it really pops the grain.
    Cheers Gary
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    Re: A couple of electrics

    All the woodwork on the lefty is complete; so a few more photos for you!
    Cheers Gary
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    Re: A couple of electrics

    Just completed these two aluminum tailpieces. One for the lefty and the other for the OM
    Cheers Gary
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    Re: A couple of electrics

    The neck has been glued to the body- I use a large mortice joint and to be doubly sure that it’s never going to move, it’s locked in place with 4 hardwood dowels.
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    And with the fretboard in...
  19. Re: 1952 Bigsby inspired 5 string Electric Mandolins

    Great looking mandolins- love the gold finish. What scale length are you using?
    Cheers Gary
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    Re: Condino macassar F5

    That’s a beautiful mandolin!
    I’ve got an orphaned maple back and African blackwood sides that I’ve been toying with using together- I think your lovely instrument my just provided me with the...
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    Re: Nava Walnut Archtop

    Many thanks for the positive comments- greatly appreciated.
    Cheers Gary
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    Re: Nava Walnut Archtop

    As promised, a link to the video.....

    https://youtu.be/MBT3V_m6oRo

    Cheers Gary
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    Re: Nava Archtop Mandolin

    Hi Jeremy, thanks for posting this; I really enjoyed hearing you put your “Nava” through its paces. Couldn’t believe your timing as I’ve just posted some photos of your mandolin’s newest sibling!...
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    Re: Nava Walnut Archtop

    Iíve just completed the walnut archtop mandolin and am so pleased with the outcome. Iíve got an old Gibson T-shirt that says ďTone, Feel, AppearanceĒ and Iím pleased to say that I think Iíve fully...
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    Re: A couple of electrics

    This e-mando will have two blade style mini-humbuckers; I’ve used these on all my e-mandos and like the ability to be able to simply switch the configuration of the coils and get two different tones....
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