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  1. Re: My 4th mandolin build, 2nd one built from scratch

    as said, looks great, i have a friend who has built a lot, and he told me doing the wire on one side wasn't bad, but getting th3 e 2 to match was look. look great
  2. Re: My 4th mandolin build, 2nd one built from scratch

    Wow they look great. Please share a video of you playing one.
  3. Re: My 4th mandolin build, 2nd one built from scratch

    Beautiful work and such a busy schedule!

    But wait until you're retired, you'll wonder how you ever had time to work:)
  4. Re: My 4th mandolin build, 2nd one built from scratch

    Can I put the first scratch on it? Looking great, Jacob! Can't wait to hear it.
  5. Re: My 4th mandolin build, 2nd one built from scratch

    Jeez, I'm only on number 2. Gotta get ctackin'.

    Looking good. Inlay is very nice.
  6. Re: My 4th mandolin build, 2nd one built from scratch

    that is gorgeous. I also just completed my 4th and used Adrians plans as well
  7. Re: Newbie Builder - Getting started - which books/tutorials

    As a first-time builder, I would like to say that there is plenty of information on this forum alone to build an A or F style mandolin. I am continually grateful for the amount of time builders spend...
  8. Re: Newbie Builder - Getting started - which books/tutorials

    It's surprisingly easy to build an instrument out of AAAA woods that is impossible to set up to be playable.
    It took me several instruments to figure out that laying out the neck angle, break...
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    Re: 1918 Gibson A 47968

    Bound on the top but not the back, so it's an A1, 1918 ship date according to Spann's Guide to Gibson.

    1-piece back is unusual. Natural color, rather than brown, indicates the back has been...
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    Re: Replace Headstock Inlay?

    Thanks Jacob! I believe that's the one.
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    Re: Gibson F5 1974 is this real?

    it looks real to me
    but this is one of the times it would probably be better if it was a copy !
  12. Thread: Loud

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    Re: Loud

    Even the loudest mandolin is only slightly louder than a cheapie basic mandolin, in absolute terms. Maybe 5-7 db difference in volume between a cheap mando and a signed Loar. (I haven't done...
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    Re: First build...lacquer questions.

    I pretty much follow the benedetto schedule-...
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    Re: First build...lacquer questions.

    Jacob-

    One thing I forgot to mention is that lacquer is sensitive to humidity and you shouldn't spray during times of high humidity. Then I noticed that you are Taos and realized that humidity...
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    Re: 1st build F5 IV Kit staining ?s

    If you go this route pleas do some total test runs on our material. Shellac is alcohol soluble so your dye (stain) mixed with alcohol can easily dissolve the shellac or move it around and make a...
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    Re: 1st build F5 IV Kit staining ?s

    Lots and lots of information here on finishing. Here is a good start --
    http://www.finewoodworking.com/how-to/video/how-to-create-a-sunburst-finish.aspx
    Steve
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    Re: 1st build F5 IV Kit staining ?s

    Jacob I am almost finished with the same IV kit that you are working on. I will give you the benefit of my screw up. Measure the thickness of your headstock and overlay and the length of your tuner...
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    Re: 1st build F5 IV Kit staining ?s

    Nice! How was the experience using a kit? How did your kit come? Is it graduated to "close" and you do the finishing? Brian's approach is exactly how I plan to stain my little project when I...
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    Re: Father & son play together

    Some awesome videos there. That Wayfaring Stranger is remarkable -- sounds totally pro all the way -- good picking by both of you!
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