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    Default Longhorn Mandola

    I posted these pictures in another part of the forum. Decided to post here too. Retro-60's loosely based on the Danelectro Longhorn Bass. The body is red elm over pine. The neck is maple/walnut/elm/walnut/maple. Scale is 15.75 inches. Stacked humbucker pickup. Now that I am retired I have more time to let my mind drift.
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    Dave Schneider

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    Very nice looking Dave. I'm not familiar with elm from a woodworking perspective. What would you compare it to? Does it have an open grain like ash?

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    Default Re: Longhorn Mandola

    Thank. Yes, elm has an open grain and looks a lot like ash. I used it because I had a piece a friend gave me that was the right size for this project and I figured it was an upgrade from masonite (tha original Danelectros where very cheaply made).
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    Default Re: Longhorn Mandola

    I love it! Please tell me you're going to do hotrod-esque red and orange flames over light blue background?

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    There's some really nice grain there!
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    Kewl! I've built 3 longhorn archtops -> http://www.danedetto.com/dd.cfm <- using NOS Coral bodies. I've been wanting to do a mandolin as well but it looks like you beat me to it!
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    Default Re: Longhorn Mandola

    I think I will finish it natural. I thought about using stain to create a blue burst that would still show the grain but I'm not that good with finishes.
    Dave Schneider

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