Thursday, 10 July 2014

A5 Type Mandolins

This are two A5 Type Mandolins wich I'm making simultaneously. They are slightly different as one will have a central sound hole where the other will have 2 F holes. For the rest both have figured Sapele back and sides from the same board, European spruce top logged in England, all blocks, bracing a and kerfing are cut from a log of willow cut from a tree 5 miles down the road. Will spot a Benedetto style tail piece made of Snakewood, fret board, bridge and all bindings will be in Snakewood as well. 

Second body
First mandolin is finished and sounds fantastic. Great playability as well and it looks just great.
The second is following slowly but proceeds well