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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:19 pm 
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Hi everyone,

I've been wanting to start a build along thread for a while now so here goes.

This is an electric mandola that I'm building as one of my commercial instruments. The number one will be for a friend of mine.

Scale length will be 15,9 inches. Mostly mahogany with a maple top, and with a nice wenge fretboard.

The idea will be to have a hollow body, and try to mix a piezo with a kent armstrong magnetic pickup.

Here are some pics:

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I'll be posting progress pic here, along with comments on the different techniques used, with lot's of CNC content :)

What do you think?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:26 am 
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Nice body shape. I like your fingerboard inlays.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:47 pm 
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Like the whole concept . I will be watching this one closely

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:42 pm 
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Hey Dan, just noticed this.
Where is the progress?
Love the design.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:31 pm 
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Ken, that's what I call good timing :)

Here's a small update. I'm getting the whole process going slowly, but today I got around to make the top contours.

Notice the two dowel holes that will allow a perfect alignement with the mahogany back (next to be machined).

And also the somewhat stone-age CNC setup... a proper t-slot table top will be soon installed.

Questions or comments...fire away!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:55 pm 
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Nice. But I can't see the dowel holes


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