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    Hi Guys,
    Happy New Year to you all. I've just completed this Pau Ferro mandolin.
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    The mandolin was half of a double commission, so here it is with its sibling
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    Cheers Gary

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    Beautiful!

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    Nice, Gary.
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    Sweet looking instruments Gary.

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    Garry,those are SO nice !!. The wood that you've used for the back of the guitar is simply glorious. Another triumph,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Kelsall View Post
    Garry,those are SO nice !!. The wood that you've used for the back of the guitar is simply glorious. Another triumph,
    Ivan
    Thanks Ivan, the guitar's back and sides are from English walnut; I find cedar and walnut to be a great combination on small guitars.
    Cheers Gary

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    Simply beautiful! I noticed that the four string guitar has classical strings and tuners, is it a tenor guitar or a baritone ukulele?
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    A bunch of stuff with four strings

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    Lovely stuff!

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    A stunning pair indeed Gary. What is the scale length on the Tenor!

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    ''Walnut'' - No wonder i liked it so much. Walnut in it's varying guises is my all time favourite wood,especially the Burr variety,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E. View Post
    Simply beautiful! I noticed that the four string guitar has classical strings and tuners, is it a tenor guitar or a baritone ukulele?
    Hi Charley and Scott,
    Baritone uke or tenor guitar eh? Neither!
    The client wanted a short scale, 4 string classical guitar (DGBE) to suit his style of composing, so this is what we came up with. The body is based on a 19th century parlour guitar, but with the addition (or should that be subtraction) of a cutaway. The scale is 625mm using; LaBella make classical strings for that scale with a wound 3rd string.
    The client has promised to record some of his compositions, so hopefully in a couple of months Iíll be able to share them with you.
    Cheers Gary

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    Nice Gary, I am looking forward to hearing it. I will venture to speculate that the tone is a bit warmer then a steel string and the strings feel really nice on the fingertips.
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    Beautiful work as always Gary.

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