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Not a guitar

Post by peter.coombe » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:22 pm

Latest mandolin from the workshop. An assymetrical two point, short scale (13in). Based on a Lyon and Healy I imported into Australia about 5 years ago, made around 1924. This mandolin is the sweetest and most gorgous sounding mandolin I have ever had the pleasure of playing so is very pleasing. Quite an improvement on the original. It goes off to the USA to it's new owner this week. I shall miss it. Woods are Swiss Spruce for the top, European Maple back and sides, Mahogany neck, Ebony bindings and Gidgee pickguard. First one I have made like this so a few screwups had to be fixed, but over all very nice looking mandolin. Very time consuming and tricky to make, but the sound is well worth the trouble.
Peter Coombe - mandolin, mandola and guitar maker

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Re: Not a guitar

Post by kpcart » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:43 am

Nice looking timber used for not a guitar

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Re: Not a guitar

Post by WJ Guitars » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:57 pm

I like the timber back and top finish that gives an interesting character to the style of this Mandolin. Brilliant craftsmanship. Also a nice looking pick guard.


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Re: Not a guitar

Post by Jim » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:28 am

Looks stunning Peter!

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