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  1. Thread: Douglas fir

    by Brian D
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    Douglas fir

    Hi
    I,m looking to build an A style mandolin using Douglas fir for the carved top. I've built a similar model using Spruce for the top but the Douglas fir seems much easier to carve, does anyone have...
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    Re: 18" scale length-Help with options

    Thanks to all of you for the suggestions made. I have enough now to try a few options.
    Best wishes to all
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    Re: 18" scale length-Help with options

    Thanks pyrite
    I like the sound of your second suggestion tuning DAEB and that would suit the music I play.. I'm not familiar with string gauges and tensions, any idea how much lighter I would need...
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    18" scale length-Help with options

    I have built an 18 inch scale length instrument and would like to know what the best string gauges are to get the best from it.
    Also, forgive my ignorance but could this also be strung as an octave...
  5. Re: Question from Newbie on Bozouki scale length

    Thanks for the info, I,m new to this so not quite sure what the difference is between Octave Mandolin and Boxzouki, my group of players include mandolin and fiddle so I need something that will work...
  6. Re: Question from Newbie on Bozouki scale length

    Thanks for the info, I,m new to this so not quite sure what the difference is between Octave Mandolin and Boxzouki, my group of players include mandolin and fiddle so I need something that will work...
  7. Question from Newbie on Bozouki scale length

    Hi all,
    I wonder if anyone can help.
    I would like to build a Bozouki which will be tuned GDAE but would like to build it with the shortest scale possible to make it easier to play in terms of...
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