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 Post subject: Mandolins
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:27 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Mandolins
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:38 pm 
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F-style. Maple, Sitka, with Koa wood bindings. Finished with Sutherland Welles table top varnish.


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 Post subject: Re: Mandolins
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Beautiful


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 Post subject: Re: Mandolins
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:36 pm 
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Agreed that is sweet

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 Post subject: Re: Mandolins
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:06 am 
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Hi,
I'm new to this forum, and as I don't exactly know where to introduce myself, I will post a couple of pictures of my work.
I am a French amateur luthier, and I have interest in the mandolin family, so here is some of my work :
My F5 :
It is a classical Loar style, after R.Siminoff's plan.
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It is KTM-SV finished.

A 100 years old french made Neapolitan style I have restored :
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I completely rebuilt it and refinished with true oil.
Had to wedge shim the fretboard to make it playable again.


and my very last build (two weeks ago) :
an "Octave baritone electic mandolin".
I did the plan, adapting the design of a LP 59 burst (I dreamt to have a Les Paul, bus as I am not at all a guitarist ...)
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It is a 5 strings, 18 inch scale.
the pickups and hardware comes from Almuse.
KTM SV finished.

I have also a website, where you can see the detailed photo blog for this work.:
http://www.labellenote.fr/index.php?lng=en
I look forward to get your feedback !

cheers,
Christophe


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 Post subject: Re: Mandolins
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:52 pm 
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Very nice instruments Christophe!

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 Post subject: Re: Mandolins
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:04 pm 
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That les paul mando is a beaut! Where did you get the bridge, tailpiece, and pickups for it?


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 Post subject: Re: Mandolins
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:00 pm 
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Hi,
I got them entirely custom made according to my specs by Pete Mallinson at Almuse, UK.
This is a nice address to record, he can do pretty whatever you desire for odd projects like that.
http://www.almuse.co.uk/

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 Post subject: Re: Mandolins
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Beautiful instruments Jim & Christophe

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 Post subject: Re: Mandolins
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:42 am 
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Excellent work ! Love that Bowl Back "tater bug" Mandolin

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