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    Re: mandolin tattoos

    We just got a text from one of our customers that had the headstock of her mandolin tattoed on her upper arm. Now that's dedication!
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Max just finished up these builds. I spent the weekend staining and sealing. I was able to have some fun and do a dragon themed mandolin that I had been thinking about for a while. We had some...
  3. Re: Avoiding micro bubbles in waterbase finish

    I only brush in the hard to reach areas such as under the extension or all the nooks and crannies on an F model. I'll mirror what Peter says about the high quality artificial bristle brush. I've...
  4. Re: Avoiding micro bubbles in waterbase finish

    We have not used EM6000, but have used EM2000 which has the same viscosity but a higher solids content. We were using the Walcom EGO gun, compressor regulated to 80 lb, running through a dryer then...
  5. Re: Who Likes Non-Traditional COLORS on their Mandos?

    Here are some of our recent non-traditional works.....
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  6. Re: The Cecil B. DeMille Fanned-Fret 'Dola by Girouard Mandolins.

    The scale is 16.5” to 14.5”. Perpendicular to the centerline is the 8th fret.
  7. Re: The Cecil B. DeMille Fanned-Fret 'Dola by Girouard Mandolins.

    The 'Dola wonders silently "Is this close enough?"

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    Re: Bluegrass in Indian music

    Thanks for sharing. Well done!
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Shooting finish on this one today.....

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    This is the one we did last summer using its sister wood....

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  10. Re: Who Likes Non-Traditional COLORS on their Mandos?

    This octave is one of my favorites....
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  11. Re: Who Likes Non-Traditional COLORS on their Mandos?

    This was the year I had an infatuation with the colors of a traffic light......... All three of these are owned by the same person, he must have the traffic light infatuation as well.

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    Re: Pava and Girouard cross the pond.

    Dave, congrats on the purchase of one of our mandolins. That one was a beauty for sure. The top is a piece of Sitka spruce that we got from Spruce Bruce, it is a rare one piece. The big leaf...
  13. Re: Cheapest Shipping Within USA-- UPS oir USPS

    USPS online, If you print the label from home and drop off at the post office, it is by far the best way to go. Express shipping of an oversized mando box (36 X 18 X 12) across the country to Cali...
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    Re: Douglas fir as a tonewood...

    Hey Dale, we can attest to grain count not amounting to much regarding stiffness. I remember a couple of pieces of wide grain Sitka we had that ended up being as hard and stiff as some of the red...
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    Re: Douglas fir as a tonewood...

    Try it and let us know.

    The build is complete and it will be strung up in the white in the next few days.
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    Re: Interview with Marla Fibish

    I saw Marla at the March Mandolin Festival this past year, she is a wonderful player, teacher and an all around nice lady. Thanks for sharing the article.
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    Re: Chickens with mandolins

    Been looking for an excuse for the last 5 years to bump this thread. My 6 year old RI red hen (pictured) has just requested Cluck Old Hen.
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Beautiful work, just amazing birds eye.

    I am working with some too. This is an F mando stained with seal coat applied.
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    Re: Douglas fir as a tonewood...

    I believe I have a piece of that log here in my shop and it is about to become an A mandolin top. Pairing it with a piece of Moosehead lake Maine sinker birch.
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    I won't be keeping it for myself. It was planned to make it's debut at the March Mandolin Festival this weekend and to then send off into the world for someone to enjoy. As for the sound, I will...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Thanks Jim, I finally have MAS after hearing this one. I thought I was immune.
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    I found this incredible piece of figured walnut last summer at a local lumberyard. It took us a while to get it going but here it is heading into finishing with just a seal coat applied. I...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    I just stained David Surette's new mandolin to look like an old Gibson pumpkin top. I photoshopped a Gibson for comparison. It still rough and hasn't been buffed yet. Max used a modern voicing...
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    Re: My new Girouard A5

    Brandon and Robert, your two were built as a set, side by side. They have the same stain color as well. Robert went with the satin finish on his and Brandon, yours has gloss. #61
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    I am always amazed at what nature offers up to us for carving mandolins. Well, I guess it was actually Spruce Bruce. ;)

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