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    Re: Electric Mandolin Build Help?

    IMHO electric mandos have much more sustain than any type of acoustic mandolin. I find the double strings to be a bit overkill. I also think the tuning in fifths keeps one a good distance from...
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    Re: Favorite A style mandolin?

    A quick search on Reverb and the Cafe Classifieds puts a used MT starting around $2700 and going up from there. I think you said the budget top was $2K. Lotsa nice mandos in that price range, but...
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    Re: Fret Size Opinions

    My flatiron has small frets and I love the way it plays, but I've built several instruments since getting the Flatiron and I've used the EVO GOLD FW 74. I love the larger frets. Feels better to me. ...
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    Re: back thickness

    Try searching with Google. Use the format subject site:mandolincafe.com . So for this, back thickness site:mandolincafe.com into google yields tons of excellent results.
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    Re: A new A with mostly Australian timbers

    That's beautiful, and I love the button / binding detail as well. The Australian red cedar is lovely.

    I think the instrument strikes a really nice line between modern and traditional.
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    Re: lacquer problem

    i pursued this a little further and got in touch with Phillip Prichard, Mowhawk Technical service rep. He checked the batch retain on my lot# of the behlen lacquer.
    Then he requested a sample of...
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    Re: lacquer problem

    I'm having problems with cracks in my finishes on my last two mandolins. I used the Mohawk branded Behlen instrument lacquer from my local Woodcrafters. On the first mando the cracks were around...
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    Re: Measuring the top/back through soundhole.

    There's a magnetic thickness caliper on International Violin's website which measures 1-7mm with .01 accuracy for $160.00. On the same page is a Hacklinger gauge that is $365.00. Does anyone have...
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