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    Re: Optimal Sound Hole Size

    Hi Journey Bear,
    There are several things at play here. I am a luthier and a past industrial product designer. I use a different approach to my building, as I do not copy what tradition has offered...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/album.php?u=22120
  3. Thread: Ukulele Help

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    Re: Ukulele Help

    Go by the tone you like. The instrument's that became the ukulele weren't from Hawaii and they weren't Koa.
    I am a luthier that builds about 90% in the uke family, and the rest in flat top and some...
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    Re: New Nylon String Archtop

    Thank you Bob. I will try your suggestion. These for the concert strings?...
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    Re: New Nylon String Archtop

    Travis is playing G-C-E-A on that setup. He is a uke and guitar player.
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    Re: New Nylon String Archtop

    I have recently be using some D'Addario Nyltech strings for tenor and baritone uke tunings. I like the tensions. That is what Travis is playing on in my videos. It is his current preferences too....
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    Re: New Nylon String Archtop

    Bob, I have a mold waiting for a build of a Selmer octave mando.
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    Re: New Nylon String Archtop

    Travis is playing G-C-E-A on that setup. He is a uke and guitar player.
    He is playing it the day after I built the bridge and installed the strings. Didn't even have time to do a proper intonation...
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    Re: New Nylon String Archtop

    The Hilo's are designed for ukulele. I believe Bob Gleason of Pegasus guitar has stopped making them. I know my friend Kerry Char, here in Portland, OR has some on hand. They are a "rectified"...
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    Re: New Nylon String Archtop

    Thank you all.
    I don’t build other peoples designs and most of my instruments have unique design characteristics related to the function, then the form. Most people don't know that I was a product...
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    Re: New Nylon String Archtop

    Sorry, there was an issue with those previous links.
    https://www.facebook.com/158169180880042/videos/vb.158169180880042/972756599421292/?type=3&theater
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Hi Tom,
    I have built other instruments with just dual side ports. I allows the soundboard to be built much differently, and start to react like a speaker. Check out the projection in the links....
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Sorry about the link issues.....let's try these.
    https://www.facebook.com/158169180880042/videos/vb.158169180880042/972756599421292/?type=3&theater
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    Re: New Nylon String Archtop

    I liked it.
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    New Nylon String Archtop

    I have built several instruments with nylon strings for mando tunings with success.
    All are designed with a tie bridge - vs - a tail piece for the tone I was after.
    The latest is a new four nylon...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    I have built several instruments with nylon strings for mando tunings with success.
    All are designed with a tie bridge - vs - a tail piece for the tone I was after.
    Here is my friend Tim Connell...
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    Re: Nylon or Gut Mando Strings ?

    I have built several instruments with nylon strings for mando tunings with success.
    All are designed with a tie bridge - vs - a tail piece for the tone I was after.
    Here is my friend Tim Connell...
  18. Thread: Terz guitar

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    Re: Terz guitar

    Was the Carl Fischer Terz built as the original Terz guitars, or as a copy of the Martins? The original Terz were all gut strings, with Nylgut equivalents. Martins was a steel string. If the Carl...
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    Re: Baritone uke to Tenor/Octave mando GDAE tuning

    Hello Folks,
    Thought I'd chime in here about mando conversions of tenor ukulele bodies. I have had several clients that have asked me to build instruments of this nature for them. The latest is an...
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    Re: B&j mandolinetto?

    This is most likely a Lyon Healy made mandolinetto.
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    Re: Short-Scale Tenor Guitar Wanted

    Hi Brent,
    Thanks. The lap slide uke was a hit at Fretboard Journals Anniversary party. Made a lot of fans.
    Yes, the Sinker Redwood makes an awesome sound board on just about anything. One of my...
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    Re: Short-Scale Tenor Guitar Wanted

    Hi NMOY -
    I typically make instruments in the ukulele family, and several as steel strings. The majority of these are in the 18" and 20" scale length. ...
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    Re: Short-Scale Tenor Guitar Wanted

    You may wish to take a look at one of the instruments I make.
    This is a 20 1/8" scale length. Originally intended as a baritone ukulele, though it has steel strings on this version. Currently tuned...
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    Re: Baritone uke to Tenor/Octave mando GDAE tuning

    Guys,
    If youre changing any uke to a mando or tenor tuning, of course youre going to have to do it with nylon-ish strings. Otherwise your neck is going to be toast very soon. Permanently.
    Get...
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    Re: Four-string acoustic mando

    Something you may wish to consider if you are going to toy around with converting an 8 string to a 4 string, is that the instrument was built with hopefully appropriate bracing for the tension of...
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