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new mandolin
« on: Jan 08, 2011, 04:09:04 AM »

I like to build semi acoustic electric mandolins..  here are a few photos of new mandolins i made last month..



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Re: new mandolin
« Reply #1 on: Jan 08, 2011, 08:01:04 AM »
Brandon,  I admire your work. 
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Re: new mandolin
« Reply #2 on: Jan 08, 2011, 09:37:21 AM »
Very nice looking mando!

Do you do -

a) 5 string? / 10 string?

b) double octave neck?

c) fanned frets?

What pick up?

What prices?

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Re: new mandolin
« Reply #3 on: Jan 08, 2011, 10:17:16 AM »
Looks beautiful!

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Re: new mandolin
« Reply #4 on: Jan 08, 2011, 02:21:16 PM »
Very pretty wood!
Nice job!

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Re: new mandolin
« Reply #5 on: Jan 08, 2011, 02:41:34 PM »
Wow, even the violins are great! I looked at the web site and everything is impressive - loved the star trek work.

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Re: new mandolin
« Reply #6 on: Jan 08, 2011, 04:07:24 PM »
Not to hijack your thread, but are those models done in Maya or Alias? (Maybe Modo?)

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Re: new mandolin
« Reply #7 on: Jan 08, 2011, 06:44:13 PM »
Looks good! Nice adaptation of the traditional shape, very nice varnish / lacquer.

Is the top maple?  How does that affect the sound?

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Re: new mandolin
« Reply #8 on: Jan 08, 2011, 09:57:58 PM »
Thanks guys..

Some information regarding woods pickups and the like...

I using a almost paper like maple this build I got about 1000 BFT this time, from my tests this maple projects a tradition  tone also the bracing is important once the wood gets carved away.  I have a asymmetrical top brace that is realy nice so the mandolin projects freely.

Pickups are Pizieo "in the body" I think reproduces the warm acoustic tone based on the geometry sweet spot.
The 3D design was made on the computer with Lightwave 3D as are the models for Star Trek respectfully.

Here one more:



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Re: new mandolin
« Reply #9 on: Jan 08, 2011, 10:53:01 PM »
...Gorgeous...

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Re: new mandolin
« Reply #10 on: Jan 09, 2011, 07:18:01 PM »
lovely looking instrument - is it also made with the carvewright? http://www.carvewright.com/2010CWweb/index.htm
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