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  1. Re: Recently Built J.L. Smith (4-string): Still going strong!

    Hey, Ted and Chief. Thanks for the compliments. I'll take all I can get!
  2. Recently Built J.L. Smith (4-string): Still going strong!

    Just thought I'd post a photo of one of my recent builds. Birdseye Maple over Select Poplar body. Tobacco burst vintage style lacquered finish, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard, Kent Armstrong Mini...
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    Re: Jerman Mandolins

    Andrew does beautiful work! Love it!
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    Re: New to me JL Smith 5 string

    Poplar body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard. Just thought I'd add that.
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    Re: New to me JL Smith 5 string

    mtndan, Glad you like my work, and hope you enjoy it. I built that one for Steve (Chief) in 2009. The serial number is #09-2009, which means the 9th one built in 2009. Steve did a real nice review of...
  6. Re: J.L. Smith 4-Stringer Abbreviated Pickguard:

    Steve, I remember you well, and the review that you gave on Emando. Glad to hear that you're still playing the Smith, and hope all is well with you and yours.
    Take Care!...
  7. J.L. Smith 4-Stringer Abbreviated Pickguard:

    I just finished this one up, and thought I'd post a couple photo's: Figured maple drop top over poplar, figured maple neck, maple fingerboard, natural lacquered finish.
    Thanks for...
  8. Re: J.L. Smith (4-stringer) Natural just finished.

    Thanks for the positive notes, Kenny.
  9. Re: J.L. Smith (4-stringer) Natural just finished.

    No sound samples on emando.com. There is a small jazz sample by Don Julin on jazzmando.com and I believe I put it on my website? I don't go for the sound sample demos, because of too many effects out...
  10. J.L. Smith (4-stringer) Natural just finished.

    Just thought I'd post a couple photo's of the Natural that I just finished.
    I have had several inquiries in the past to build a Blonde or Natural model, so here it is.
    ...
  11. Re: Who makes an affordable full custom 5-string electric mandoli

    Thanks for the positive notes on my instruments, Ted. I am still pondering on the tenor project, and starting to get caught up a bit. Also, I will have to agree with Andrew about the builds, and that...
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    Re: Some new emandos in process

    Looking great Andrew! Glad to see that you're still at it. You make some very fine instruments.
  13. Re: New 4-string Build from J.L. Smith: Still at it!

    Bridge is from Allparts.
  14. Re: New 4-string Build from J.L. Smith: Still at it!

    Kent Armstrong Mini Humbucker pup.
  15. New 4-string Build from J.L. Smith: Still at it!

    I just finished up this one up, and thought I'd post it: I enjoyed making this one, as I had plenty of time, and nothing pressing me to finish it up quick. I personally like the retro look, with an...
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    Anyone for Butterscotch?

    I just finished this 4-stringer up, and thought I'd make a quick post. I had the Butterscotch finish on my mind for quite some time, and finally got to it.
    Thanks for...
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    Re: Roland cube amp

    Hello Andrew. Sounds like you've tried alot of ideas, with no results. Knowing of your high quality Emando's., i would not expect it to be a fault of the amp or the instrument. There is such a thing...
  18. J.L. Smith (4-string) New rear control model.

    Here is something different, from my normal builds:[/U][/U] just thought I'd post a couple photo's. flamed maple drop top over Poplar body, maple neck, radiused fingerboard, deluxe Schaller...
  19. J.L. Smith (4-string) latest build: Still at it!

    Still at it! Recently finished 4-stringer: Sapele Mahogany body, maple neck,Ebony fb, dual Kent Armstrong humbuckers. Shipping out to a patiently waiting customer in upstate NY. just thought I'd do a...
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    Re: A batch of electrics

    Very Nice Andrew! Glad to see that you are still doing your beautiful work.
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    Re: My first whammy!

    Excellent work Pete! Is a scaled down Jazzmaster in the works as well?
  22. Another Creation: J.L. Smith (5-Stringer)

    I've been busy! Just finished up, and ready to be shipped out to a waiting picker in Canada. Color is a close match to "Lake Placid Blue" and has a toned down (satin finish), Dual Kent Armstrong...
  23. Re: 2014 Bales Electric Mandolins, our latest.

    Nice looking work Terry, and glad to see you're back at building. I really like the choice of woods.
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    Re: Latest Almuse.....a 5 string.

    Looks Super Pete! Glad to see you're still at it.
  25. Re: Still at it! J.L. Smith (5-stringer) Just Completed.

    Thanks to all, for the positive responses. I'll take all I can get!
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