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    This is really is like going back 400-500 years and buying an instrument as it was.
    Lovely work well done!

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    Beautiful; 6 courses I see. I know the instrument evolved and adapted in different settings but I don't think I've seen 6 on a mandolin, as opposed to lute or early guitasr. So I'm curious if you base these instruments on specific historical models, old written plans, or paintings...?
    (p.s. How's my cittern/liuto coming along?)
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    Lovely work as always, Jo. The headstock is especially beautiful. Do you also make the pegs or are they commercially-available violin pegs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Imhoff View Post
    Beautiful; 6 courses I see. I know the instrument evolved and adapted in different settings but I don't think I've seen 6 on a mandolin, as opposed to lute or early guitasr. So I'm curious if you base these instruments on specific historical models, old written plans, or paintings...?
    (p.s. How's my cittern/liuto coming along?)
    Baroque mandolins had 4, 5 or 6 courses. Your instrument will be ready approximately 10 months after ordering, as previously described by e-mail.

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    Lovely work as always, Jo. The headstock is especially beautiful. Do you also make the pegs or are they commercially-available violin pegs?
    Thanks for your kind words. I buy peg blanks and then shape them to fit myself.
    I am a luthier specialising in historical and world stringed instruments. You can see more info at my website.

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    Jo, will you post a video of how this mandolino sounds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    Jo, will you post a video of how this mandolino sounds?
    This one's already been shipped out the customer, but here's one the same I previously built which I recorded:

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