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    Re: Good idea / Bad idea ?? Suede back

    It could work against you meaning that it might put the instrument in a position, and or keep it in a position, that you don't want. As a builder, I don't add "accessories" that are typically...
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    Re: lacquer problem

    I've had that cracking and contributed it to the shellac. I use an off the shelf shellac and I think it was too old. A new can resolved the issue. I was unable to fix it with anything less than...
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    Re: Mandolins in the works

    That is the prototype for my E series. It will be going to Martin at Emando.com. If you want one then you will need to order through him. It will have the E from his webpage on the pickguard. I'm...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    My bench at present time.
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    Re: High action - is this fixable?

    If you dont own it yet then I wouldnt be making an adjustment to the truss rod. I would express my concerns to the seller, ask to either take it to a luthier for an inspection or ask for an approval...
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    Re: Mandolins in the works

    I build a batch of necks then I build a batch of bodies and put them together as people order them.
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    Re: 5 String Electric String Spacing?

    Just about every five string I build has a 1.25" nut and the .4375" bridge spacing was the compromise between standard guitar spacing and my acoustic mandolin bridge. I've never had anyone complain...
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    Re: Mandolins in the works

    I saw the video on painting the Sherman Tank. That is talent. Need to do a Flying V in Air Force colors.
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    Mandolins in the works

    I haven't posted all that much for awhile but I'm starting to make a dent in my backlog so I thought I'd post some photos of whats going on in the shop just to let everyone know I'm still around.
  10. Re: Disappointed with the Nashville music scene

    Wrong Nashville. Had you been in Nashville, IN then you wouldn't have had a problem. Can't throw a rock without hitting someone playing bluegrass or an old tyme tune. I like going to Nashville, TN...
  11. Re: Rough and ready ... quick and dirty, electric conversion.

    I have two hanging in my shop right now and three more in process. Must not be looking hard enough. :)
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    Re: New Tenor guitar

    I'm going to be working with Pete at Almuse on a set of pickups for it.
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    Re: New Tenor guitar

    Interesting idea. I think I'll mock that up in CAD and see how that looks. Thanks
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    Re: New Tenor guitar

    Scale length is 23". This is just a prototype that I'm trying to figure out some design and construction processes, so nothing is set in stone.
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    New Tenor guitar

    Looking for some feedback from the tenor guitar community. I have been building/experimenting with a variety of scales and styles of tenor guitars. I am currently working on an LP style and the...
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    Re: What's up with USPS?

    Guessing that Dorian may have had something to do with it. Non-priority mail being diverted. USPS has a section on their website for service alerts related to weather and other disasters. I do...
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    Re: V-shaping a C or round shaped neck

    I draw a line with a pencil off center on either side and use that as a no go line and only cross it when I'm ready to do the finish sanding.
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    Re: 8 string solid body playability

    Buy a solid body with no electronics. That will save you some money. Hmmmm. I wonder if there is a market for such a beast?
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    Re: Help please re. EM200

    Feel free to make me one at the same time.

    Andrew
  20. Re: Two point semi/hollow electric mando w/ magnetic pickup

    Thanks. I think I've only built three or four.

    Andrew
  21. Re: Two point semi/hollow electric mando w/ magnetic pickup

    I am just wrapping up a five string and just started on a eight string. I know that Belvoir Guitars has been building one but don't know if its spoken for or not. Its an archtop. He does good work...
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    Re: 8 string solid body playability

    In my opinion, paired string instruments with magnetic pickups are problematic on many levels. The instruments on the lower end of the market suffer from a lot of things like inferior electronics,...
  23. Re: Heads up! Nitrocellulose products dwindling

    I see absolutely no evidence that nitro production is winding down. Yes, there are some consolidations but that is expected in any industry. Stewmac simply decided to carry their own line of...
  24. Re: musical instruments exempt from cites rosewood

    The description reads "The conference amended an earlier Appendix II listing of rosewoods and related tree species to ensure that small finished items, including musical instruments, parts and...
  25. Re: Need suggestion on removing bad finish from a build.

    What reason did someone say it wont dry? Did you have a two part lacquer that you didn't catalyze?
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