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    Re: Fret board slotting

    Forget shimming. Many folks (and perhaps even the pre-cut boards from suppliers) use zero fret slot on their boards and trim the board right through that slot. The tiny amount of wood missing...
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    Re: Mandolins in the works

    Also in the works..............An Iceman and a Sherman Tank:)
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    Re: Long vs short scale setup question

    For me nut height (meaning depth of slots) as low as it goes (down to original new fret height, I don't lower the slots when I dress frets), though on mandolins I sometimes add a bit which seems to...
  4. Re: Who makes an affordable full custom 5-string electric mandoli

    I have an Eastwood electric tenor, so I know what you mean about trying to find out something reasonable in the next step up. I love my JL Smith 5-string so much, I'm considering having him build me...
  5. Re: Who makes an affordable full custom 5-string electric mandoli

    Not an answer to your question, just a little intrusion from the builders perspective:

    If you want to keep the cost low...

    *Make up you mind. 4 or 5 string, no middle ground.
    *Know what scale...
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    Re: Selling instruments online

    Big question, here! IMHO, instruments are selling slowly these days, compared to pre-2008. People just seemed to have had more spending money allotted for their hobbies, back then, again in my...
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    Re: F hole body vs Oval hole

    I keep looking at this and wondering "Do I want to touch this?" and "What's the rationale?" The fact is, many luthiers have done, and continue to do, essentially what the OP suggested. Then there...
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