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    Hey Tomy, sorry I did not mean to nit pick. You are obviously a talented maker and use methods that get the results you are looking for. Looking forward to the rest of the build.
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    Thanks for your feedback Charley, really do appreciate ..

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    I'm really glad this step is now behind me.. I must admit... I was very apprehensive about it! But I'm sure glad I took my time with it because the joint is perfect. check out the process here.. https://youtu.be/Zz7iiWvmM8I
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    After shaping the peghead and the neck profile, drilling the holes for the tuners and gluing up the neck joint, The Mandocello really is starting to look like a musical instrument. latest video link: https://youtu.be/v7UVOMdvY5Q
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    Great documentation and videos, very nice work.

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    Been busy with the backboard for quite a while now and happy to report that the dry fit is done!

    http://www.hovingtoninstruments.com/today-in-the-shop

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    After a lot of hours the backboard is carved and dry fitted onto the Mandocello... Check out the hand carving process and different steps in this video... https://youtu.be/Nwg-BTa1X6s

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    Glue up the curly maple back on the m'cello yesterday.. really happy with the whole build so far!

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    Nice! Looking forward, will you make the bridge with feet or solid contact across the top?
    Mike

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    Thanks Mike.. I will do feet for the bridge.

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    Latest video is out...In this video you can see the backboard tuning, glue up and ebony points installation.
    http://www.hovingtoninstruments.com/...n-the-shopblog

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    Been pretty busy again with the fretboard extender, dovetail filler, done the inlay work and started the fretboard. I am getting extremely fidgety … I can't wait to put the strings on... Guess I will need to wait nonetheless..
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    Been watching the videos, very cool! Thanks
    My avatar is of my OldWave Oval A

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    these videos are awesome! thanks so much for sharing them. i see so much to learn from these. i like the music also.

    appreciate how you list the tools and products you use, and give a link to each.

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    Thanks darylcrisp, Really nice to hear that those vids are useful... The links really help me and my channel to grow as they are affiliated links. But at the same time are the same things I use on my own build...

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    Build Progress... The fretboard is made and glued to the Mandocello... Check the link to the video.
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    Very nice! Thanks for the update!
    My avatar is of my OldWave Oval A

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    Got really exited last time I was in the shop.. Made the bridge, strung the Mandocello and was able to hear it for the first time... Mind you the voicing is not done and the action isn't optimal..( will most likely get the spacing on the nut between the strings closer also).

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    I've been able to play this monster up to the point that my fingers asked me to stop... It was so rewarding and exiting to hear the response, the tone, and how low it sounds in person. Oh, and the low C isn't a thud... It rings on and on and on!!! I made this little clip for everyone interested to hear it at this point in time...

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    Tried to hear your clip. It tells me it is unavailable.
    My avatar is of my OldWave Oval A

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bertotti View Post
    Tried to hear your clip. It tells me it is unavailable.
    Thanks for the heads up, just fixed it.. should be working now .

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    So I've been busy putting the blueprints together to make them available while entering the finishing stages of my own build. The M'cello still needs binding on the soundboard and backboard and the voicing before the dyes and finish. But I also have a list of people\builders that are looking forward to get their hand on those prints... check out the progress http://www.hovingtoninstruments.com/...n-the-shopblog
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    Nice! Compared to a mando she's a beast! Reminds me of an acoustic bass I built a few years ago. It had a 20" lower bout. Definitely crossed the line into "too large" to make sense:

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    That’s Huge!!!! Very nice though.. mine is at 15 1/2” feels big but not uncomfortable..

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    Finding the Intonation for a custom bridge. Latest video...
    http://www.hovingtoninstruments.com/...n-the-shopblog

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    Hi Tomy,

    You mentioned that there was better response on the C and G strings on one tuner and better response on the D and A strings on another. I wonder if you had incorporated a place to mount a clip-on tuner, if the response on all strings would be more [or maybe less] consistent? Just curious, I guess. Thanks for posting!
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildpikr View Post
    Hi Tomy,

    You mentioned that there was better response on the C and G strings on one tuner and better response on the D and A strings on another. I wonder if you had incorporated a place to mount a clip-on tuner, if the response on all strings would be more [or maybe less] consistent? Just curious, I guess. Thanks for posting!
    I did many test afterward and turns out the best way, By Far, is to use my strobosoft strobe tuner... although my phone app was pretty close. I unfortunately don't have a clip on tuner so I wasn't able to try this but It does seem like a good idea to try. Maybe I should try to change the battery in the tuner itself now that I think of it.. thanks for the idea...

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