Saturday, 15 June 2019

Number 39 as at 16th June 2019

I've been neglecting number 39.  This is a new design for me, taken from Graham MacDonald's book "The Mandolin Project".  The soundboard bracing is designed to resist any distortion of the soundboard than can occur over time to flat-top instruments.  The soundboard is Sitka Spruce, the back and sides are Western Australian She-oak, the neck is Phillipine Mahogany and the fingerboard is Jarrah.  The clothes pegs are for clamping on the linings while the glue dries.  More work to be done!




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