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    Default Flat top plans?

    I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find some free army/navy mandolin plans? This is going to be my first build so I figured I start off easy. I just can seem to find any blueprints/plans for one that are free

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    Registered User Bob Clark's Avatar
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    Contact Terry Majewski at Crystal Forest mandolins. He sells plans for a nice Army Navy Flat Top. Here's the link to his 'plans' page:

    Good luck with your build!

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    Moderator MikeEdgerton's Avatar
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    Not free but $19.00 doesn't seem excessive.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    You get what you pay for.
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    Get a copy of Graham MacDonalds "The Mandolin Project". It has plans for flat top, bent top and carved top instruments. He also goes into differing methods of construction for different types.

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    Mando-Accumulator Jim Garber's Avatar
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    +1 on Graham's book. If you have never built a mandolin plans alone might not be the best route.

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