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    Re: 2021 batch of Forster mandolins

    Not sure if facebook links work here... Work is underway on the 2021 batch. Here I am roughing out a neck on the spindle moulder.

    https://www.facebook.com/100051629051962/videos/338860671178232/
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    A few new Parlour King photos

    Strung up a pair of little Parlour King tenor guitars this week. Both heading to the US.

    One is a 22" Parlour King with a banjo head.
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    Re: 2021 batch of Forster mandolins

    Just posted a more in depth blog post about the many design variations I'm doing this year.

    Nigel

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/blog/celtic-mandolins-2021-batch-last-two-spots-available/
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    Re: 2021 batch of Forster mandolins

    There are only two spots left, so which two will it be?


    http://youtu.be/fgkabydSIOI

    Nigel
    www.nkforsterguitars.com
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    2021 batch of Forster mandolins

    This years' batch of mandolins will start in a few weeks.

    Lots of choices - most of you know my Big Celtic F model:
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    Re: New prototype Celtic mandolin

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Forster-Celtic-mandolin-1024x1024.jpg

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Celtic-mandolin-forster-1024x1024.jpg...
  7. Octave mandolin tuning and string gauges video

    A tool of reference for all those folk asking about octave mandolin string gauges and tunings. Its a little video featuring the recent Parlour King guitar shaped OM I made.

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    Guitar bodied OM

    Just finished and am about to deliver this lovely little Parlour King OM.

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Parlour-king-OM-7.jpg

    It was made for a Buddhist monk, an...
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    Re: Parlour King 19" tenot

    Its been ages since I started this instrument, but I've been slowed down by the weather of late - it's been very humid here in Queensland and that has prevented me gluing things together for weeks on...
  10. Re: Build thread - Forster 8 string Irish bouzouki

    This will be the last part of the thread for a few weeks as the bouzouki is now at the spray job, just a few miles from my workshop.
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  11. Adam Rhodes playing a 10 string guitar bouzouki

    The 10 string that was stolen in 2018 was found last year. Because of lockdown its taken months to get the gzouk back to ship shape. Currently, she's being looked after by Adam Rhodes up in Glasgow....
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    Re: Guitar Body Octave Mandolin for Irish?

    Seems to me you may be over complicating things.

    How much sustain gets in the way is down to your technique and playing style rather than the instrument itself. This instrument has a lot of...
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    Re: Guitar Body Octave Mandolin for Irish?

    Most of the guitar-bodied 8 strings I've made have been long scale, but I've made a few OM's. Here is one from a few years back..


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxlD3KvGiNU

    Its also possible...
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    Re: High Quality Short Scale Tenor Guitar?

    21.5" or thereabouts is great for CGDA, and yes, I do make a lot of tenors these days. If you've not sat through them all, here is a playlist of my tenor and plectrum guitars on YouTube:

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  15. Re: Build thread - Forster 8 string Irish bouzouki

    Ta Gary. I never thought of it like that. Its my version of Stefans' bouzouki neck joint which he came up with building dulcimers. Stefan used to make the neck and block separate and add them...
  16. Re: Build thread - Forster 8 string Irish bouzouki

    Binding is the next job. These days I use the "superglue" method. It takes longer, but the results are great. But if you spill the stuff it makes such a mess hence everything is covered in protective...
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    Re: New prototype Celtic mandolin

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    The Celtic mandolin is coming along nicely. It seems so little compared to my old Celtic mandolins, but it's not- it's a regular Sobell size.

    The fretboard went on today, so...
  18. Re: Build thread - Forster 8 string Irish bouzouki

    Latest update on the build thread - the top is on:

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/irish-bouzouki-600x762.jpg

    Info in the link below.

    Nigel...
  19. Re: Build thread - Forster 8 string Irish bouzouki

    yes, of course, you'd have to.

    Its all a question of stiffness and mass. The carved arched back of a Gibson mandoin has no bracing, it doesn't need it. This heavily arched back doesn't need it...
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    New prototype Celtic mandolin

    Many of you will be familiar with my Celtic mandolins - they're pretty nice.

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/celtic-mandolin-full.jpg

    But they're also pretty big....
  21. Re: Tom Kimber on tenor guitar, mandolin and tenor banjo!

    Glad to say Tom ordered himself a Session King tenor a few weeks back. We might have to come up with a Tom Kimber model!
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  22. Re: Build thread - Forster 8 string Irish bouzouki

    Thats the body all ready for the soundboard...

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/irish-bouzouki-1.jpg

    Nigel...
  23. Re: Build thread - Forster 8 string Irish bouzouki

    The latest update:
    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/blog/irish-bouzouki-build-thread-the-back-goes-on/

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/1-768x768.jpg
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  24. Re: Build thread - Forster 8 string Irish bouzouki

    More Irish bouzouki action today -

    First, the wenge back is sanded inside -

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/back-2-1-rotated.jpeg

    That is now put aside. The...
  25. Re: Build thread - Forster 8 string Irish bouzouki

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/wenge-back-768x768.jpeg

    In the picture above you can see the back for this instrument its a lamination of wenge, cedar and mahogany....
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