Saturday, April 12, 2014

Alan's Mandolin

This week saw the completion of Alan’s mandolin. It’s the seventh of my “Standard” series, but with a couple of custom upgrades- the head inlay and my design of tailpiece (as seen in the previous post). Here are a few more choice photos of the finished instrument.
A brief spec:
  • Red spruce soundboard (Adirondack)
  • Bubinga back and sides with maple bindings
  • Sapele neck with carbon-fibre stiffeners, rosewood compound radius fingerboard with side markers and gold evo frets
  • 30mm nut, 352mm (13 7/8”) scale length
  • Schaller tuners
  • Rosewood bridge with removable bone saddle
  • “Nava” handmade tailpiece
  • Open-pour shellac satin finish
The mandolin is being shipped on this space for a video treat!

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