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    Re: Simpson mandolin in NZ Red Beech

    I, too, would like to hear this lovely instrument.
    Bill
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    Re: Guitar Bodied Mandola

    Nice design and nice work.
    Bill
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    Re: Burtenshaw Mandolin #15...

    That's some striking walnut you found. Nice.
    Bill
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    Re: Fan-fret mandocello build

    Nice workmanship. Good deep bassy sound.
    Bill
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    Re: curly maple wood description

    Ditto what thistle3585 says.
    Bill
  6. Thread: Opus mandolin

    by billhay4
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    Re: Opus mandolin

    Nice ax.
    Bill
  7. Re: How to adjust the bridge on a fanned fret 10 string mandolin?

    I agree with the luthier that it will improve the sound of the instrument as it will give the larger strings extra scale length which is desirable. I also agree it isn't that hard to get used to. I...
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    Re: Old reddish / pink glue? (NMC)

    The resorcinol I used back in the day to make canoe paddles was pretty much pure brown after it cured. No pink or reddish tint.
    Bill
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    Re: Early medieval lute and kwitra

    I suspect he wonders of the staves of the backs are coved.
    Just a guess.
    Bill
  10. Thread: Hardwood tops

    by billhay4
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    Re: Hardwood tops

    Brian's instrument doesn't look like a hardwood top to me. If so, it's very clear grain hardwood.
    Bill
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    Re: My first mandolin

    Ditto.
    Enjoy it.
    Bill
  12. Thread: two mocha

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    Re: two mocha

    Nice, Diptanshu,
    What language is he singing in? Hindi?
    Bill
  13. Re: check this out, Rahim AlHaj NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    Thanks for posting this. What a beautiful instrument (looks and sound).
    Bill
  14. Re: New video of the French lefthander who makes his mandolins

    Jean-Luc,
    Good to see you back.
    Nice sounding instrument.
    Bill
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    Re: New Kelley mandolin violin style

    Very nice, Skip.
    Bill
  16. Thread: CF and wood?

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    Re: CF and wood?

    I would be wary of trying this. You'd probably want to use a vacuum setup to get a good bond with the top. But the real issue as I see it is sound. You really have no idea how the CF will affect the...
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    Re: tapered peghead, how to fit bushing

    I would say the holes for the tuners must be drilled at an angle.
    Bill
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    Re: Andrew Mowry article

    I agree with James wholeheartedly.
    Bill
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    Re: NMD... Generosity indeed!

    Marty is a great guy. And a fine, innovative builder.
    Bill
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    Re: Favorite Mandolin Picture

    That Bell rings my bell, Charles.
    Bill
  21. Re: Finished first build - Thanks for all of the help

    Nice work. Let's hear it.
    Bill
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    Re: Passernig two point in the classifieds

    I have played one of his instruments. Very powerful and nuanced. Fine workmanship, too.
    Bill
  23. Re: Emil Ernebro & Erik Igelström - Just Friends

    Yep.
    Bill
  24. Thread: Truss rods

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    Re: Truss rods

    Carbon fiber rods are not really truss rods in that they are not adjustable. The function of a truss rod is to give some adjustment to the neck bow. Carbon fiber is to stiffen the entire neck, but...
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    Re: Famous players using flat fretboards

    I don't really like radiused boards either. I think they actually make it harder to reach the higher strings as it moves them further from the hand (by a very small amount). I keep meaning to...
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