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    Default Nava Archtop #3; with a nice smattering of Brazilian rosewood

    So, I’ve got my next archtop underway. This one is having Brazilian rosewood for the sides (and other parts) and a maple back. I’ve put together a couple of video; the first dealing with bending the side and the second, the back joint.
    https://youtu.be/eIItmJIoQSA
    https://youtu.be/OfraLEVGXAI
    Cheers Gary
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    Default Re: Nava Archtop #3; with a nice smattering of Brazilian rosewood

    And here's the completed rim and carved back plate.
    Cheers Gary
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    Default Re: Nava Archtop #3; with a nice smattering of Brazilian rosewood

    I’ve made up the neck blank and you can see that I’ve used Brazilian rosewood for the head overlay. The inlay is from black pearl; I like its subtlety; in some lights, it disappears into the wood! The neck itself is maple with a rosewood core, you can see that I’ve started to carve the volute.
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    And another video
    https://youtu.be/6KFP_reE4J0
    Cheers Gary

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    Default Re: Nava Archtop #3; with a nice smattering of Brazilian rosewood

    Here's a little video showing all the work that has been done on the mandolin so far.
    https://youtu.be/te85mqMuN_w

    Cheers Gary

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    Default Re: Nava Archtop #3; with a nice smattering of Brazilian rosewood

    Very nice. I also have an old Brazilian board that I was working on using and this idea is quite interesting.
    Play it like you mean it.

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