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    Default Macassar ebony mandolin

    Those of you who are familiar with my work will no doubt have seen the wonderful video that Brendan Emmett posted of himself and his new Nava twin-point. Well, incredibly that was six years ago and Iíve just complete this new mandolin for him. Based on my Standard Plus design it has Macassar ebony back and sides with a European spruce top, inlays made from re-con rock, all French polished.
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    Default Re: Macassar ebony mandolin

    Nice! How was the ebony to bend?

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    Wow! That's a looker.

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    Default Re: Macassar ebony mandolin

    Quote Originally Posted by Tavy View Post
    Nice! How was the ebony to bend?
    No problem at all- similar to Indian rosewood.
    Cheers Gary

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    lovely
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    Wot no catchphrase?

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    Gary, that is beautiful! That ebony looks amazing!

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