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    A future F8 --

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    That Selmerite is really cool. I'd love to have a 4-string mando of that style with a longer scale (14-15") and really light strings for that zingy tone.

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    Setting up the new 10-string with pickguard and custom pickup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwwilkie View Post
    Setting up the new 10-string with pickguard and custom pickup.

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    What a great looking archtop. Are the"F"holes adjustable? Nice work.
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    LOVE the new pick-up and tailpiece designs!

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    Thanks Gary and Steve, the "f"-holes are not adjustable. What an idea! The design is bandolim inspired and is for a Choro player.
    I've been using that tailpiece on my Northern Flyer mandolins but it seems to go with just about anything.

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    Wyatt: do you have back shots of these? The soundholes do look like they would be adjustable due to the small piece on the lower inside which I assume is primarily decorative. I have a feeling that Gary gave you an idea for a future model, possibly influenced by D'Aquisto. Speaking of JD, are your bridges similar to his?
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    I'd love to try the adjustable f-hole idea but it sounds like a lot of work. I like how my designs seem to get simpler over time.
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    I found a photo of the back during finishing. I used the so-called Stradivari 1704 oil varnish recipe.
    Couldn't find a close-up bridge photo but it's just a standard thumbwheel bridge which I whittled out of African Blackwood.

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    Wyatt,
    Lovely instrument and design work.
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    Wyatt,

    Beautiful design and execution. Congratulations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wwwilkie View Post
    I'd love to try the adjustable f-hole idea but it sounds like a lot of work. I like how my designs seem to get simpler over time.
    I found a photo of the back during finishing. I used the so-called Stradivari 1704 oil varnish recipe.
    Couldn't find a close-up bridge photo but it's just a standard thumbwheel bridge which I whittled out of African Blackwood.
    Simpler is always better in my book. Those do look beautiful. Sorry, I looked at the bridge again and hadn't noticed the thumbwheels the first time. I thought it was one of those all-wood adjustable bridges that D'Aquisto designed. I guess I was thinking of this guitar when I looked at the soundholes (adjustable) and bridge.
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    Sprite Two-Point mandola backside reflecting springtime from the French Polishing table --

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    Great work to all! There are some really inspirational work of art on here!

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ID:	101037F and the 2 point finished up. Delivered the F last weekend.

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    Oh man, Steve, that two-point gray-face is something else. (The F-5's nice too... but you know.. we see those every day. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Hinde View Post
    ]F and the 2 point finished up. Delivered the F last weekend.

    They are quite beautiful Steve but not exactly 'in progress'.
    The more I learn, the less I know.

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    A future F8 in the shadow waits.

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    PS - Guess its time to yank off the hardware and get cracking on finishing this bad boy.

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    They are quite beautiful Steve but not exactly 'in progress'.
    Well Pete I don't consider an instrument truly complete until the new owner is 100% satisfied and the approval period is over. Sometimes minor tweeks are necessary for personal preference. Other ones that are not sold may get further attention if the tone is not right or cosmetic fixes from handling. But I do understand what you mean.
    So here is an 'in progess' picture or 2. 3 F rims in the molds for the next batch. Adirondack with Maple. Sorry Marty, this is what gets the most requests. Traditional stuff. That smoke burst does some interesting things in different light. Goes from purple to blue to grey to black. This is the third one I have done with the color. The water based varnish gives off a slight blue tint.
    2 sets of guitar backs and sides to get thicknessed. Cut out some sides and necks while I'm at it. Have the 3/4 blade in the bandsaw ready for the big stuff. Then over and over in the thickness sander. Nice cold rainy day to be out in the garage.

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    That's more like it Steve. Is that rosewood in the middle shot?
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    Yes Peter. 2 sets of Indian for a couple of 'shhh guitars'. One gets a Maple neck and binding. This mandolin player just likes the look and feel of a Maple neck. I have to agree. Should look pretty nice. Will have an Adirondack top, Rosewood back and sides, headstock cover, bridge, fingerboard.

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    Companion planting: susanville garlic and engelmann, 'lutz', and adirondack tops. The spruce matures later.....
    jammed last week with lady with 1 yr old lutztop oldwave- a loud box!
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    Beautiful work Steve H and Steve S.
    The best part of this thread is watching chunks of wood turn into works of art.
    Seeing the finished product is the cherry on top.
    Especially if you also get to hear them. [Sprite mandola. Please!!!]
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    Gary,

    Adam, at The Mandolin Store, is scheduled to do a "Video of the Week" for the Sprite Mandola in a couple of weeks. I'm looking forward to hearing where he goes with it too!

    Steve

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    Dolas and Dogs


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    Adam, at The Mandolin Store, is scheduled to do a "Video of the Week" for the Sprite Mandola in a couple of weeks. I'm looking forward to hearing where he goes with it too!
    ...if it lasts that long.
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