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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: Who Likes Non-Traditional COLORS on their Mandos?

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

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

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

    This octave is one of my favorites....
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    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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  8. 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: 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 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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    Re: Girouard Mandolins article

    Nahh the article is great as it stands. They all see my work everyday in the pictures we post. That is good enough for me. The focus should be on Max and how he got us to this point. I was just...
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    Just having some fun .....



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    I want to keep this thread alive. I'm just finishing up this one below. Inspired by beautiful auroras, it will be part of our Northern Lights series. It is fun to do something a bit different. ...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    We have been picking up some really great wood from our local mill lately. Two unique pieces of them here. One is figured walnut and the other is a figured birch sinker log pulled from Moosehead...
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    One more picture with inside light.....

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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    D18Dave, Looks great, you're getting some nice colors there. Love the headstock shading, very unique.

    I am doing something a little different from normal and doing a blonde finish on this A5....
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    Re: Post an "Artsy" Picture Your Mando!

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    These pictures, from a couple years ago were taken in the very back of our property where the old railroad came though. There is a very old truck that was smashed by a mammoth...
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    Re: Post an "Artsy" Picture Your Mando!

    This thread is fun to look at, thanks for bumping. Last summer, I took one of our mandolins to the center of our town to an old train station and took these photos. Contoocook NH was once the...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Dolas and Dogs


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