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    Default Jerman Four String

    Thought I'd share a recent project. Dropped it off at its new home last night. Bubinga top and back. Chambered maple/purpleheart body. Maple/purpleheart neck with ebony fretboard. 14.5" scale All brass inlay and custom bridge and tailpiece. 3 way selector switch on almuse humbuckers along with coil taps for each pickup.
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    How cool is that! Very nice work Andrew.
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    Jerry!

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    That’s one sharp machine.

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    Dang!
    I should be pickin' rather than postin'

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    Schaweet!! Love your work and can’t wait until my slot

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    Beautiful piece, Andrew! Love all that detail, and the woods you used. Keep up that great work!

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    Beautiful work, Andrew!!
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    How do the tonal qualities compare with the solid body 5 string, and how much lighter is it?
    Axes: Rigel A Natural #1774 w/mods, Jerman custom 5 string electric, Eastman MD-515 & El Rey, Grandmom's solid-mahogany teens bent-top, Baglamas 002
    Amps: Fishman Loudbox 100; Rivera Clubster Royale Recording Head; Laney Cub 10 & Cab, Peavey Studio Pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Greenspoon View Post
    How do the tonal qualities compare with the solid body 5 string, and how much lighter is it?
    I can't say. This one is unique. It has a block glued in right under the bridge and tailpiece. Normally, I would have a strip that connects to the the aft end of the body as pictured. I am probably going to go with the block on mandolins as I have been experimenting with buffers and that buffer and battery would go under ebony plate on the top. Plus, I'll need more room for knobs and switches. I don't know what the weight is and couldn't speculate with all the different laminates in it. My best guess would be that more weight, especially along the length of the neck plane, would give it a bit more sustain. My larger scale instruments, OM, tenors and standard guitars will have a center section the whole length to mimic a neck through design.
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