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    Here's number 5 Claro walnut with red spruce top and flamed maple bindings. Eastern walnut neck with wolf tracks inlaid up the fretboard and one large track inlaid in the trussrod cover. All french polished except the pickgard and armrest.
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    One of the front
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    One of the side.
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    Great Looking Mando!!! The Walnut is gorgeous!!!

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    Stunning piece of work; nice going!!!

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    the color contrast is striking. i really like it. is that an arm rest i see?

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    Yes it is an armrest. I wanted to protect the french polish with the armrest and finger rest. Both are made from the same claro walnut.
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    Here's the finger rest
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    Here's a better shot of the back.
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    That is beautiful wood! How does it sound?

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    I think it has a woodier sound. It's my favorite so far. I have always liked the guitars I built with walnut.
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    Congratulations on the mando. #I prefer a little more woody sound to a bright cutting sound also. #I don't play with a b@nj$ anyway.

    I just knew you were going to say, "It howls, man!"

    Oh yeah, I love the wolf tracks. That's a great idea to have them walking up the neck. Really cool.




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    Boboshoes, Is that maple binding I see? You have way more patience and guts than I. Awesome looking mando!!!

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    Yeah nice job on the wood binding! Tell us about the adventure of bending around that scroll button........Jamie

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    Booger, Booger, Booger! That would be how I would describe Flame Maple and a scroll button Some sort of flame either maple or koa is about all I use anymore. I get a big bunch of strips and use a soldering iron for a pipe. When I'm finished I have a lot fewer strips left.
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    Dang ... that sure is perdy.
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    Beautiful work... I love the wood binding.

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    Gorgeous!

    Are both the front and back of the headstock veneered? From the (too far away) side view, it looks like a walnut outside layer over a maple inner layer?

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    Yes, both sides are claro over maple.I use that sometimes instead of binding the headstock. It gives a nice crisp line and is something a little different.

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