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  1. Gibson A mandolin in China, early 1930s. Guan Zilan

    Assembling a piece of mandolin history from China. Guan Zilan (關紫蘭), daughter of a Shanghai cloth manufacturer in the early 1900s, became a professional painter and studied in Japan. Later she taught...
  2. Thread: Opus

    by murrayk
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    Opus

    Still on my workbench and taking shape, Opus, is an acoustic + electric standard scale mandolin.
    I mainly make guitars but I am rather keen on mandolins.
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    Late medieval lute

    https://i.imgur.com/URVWt87.jpg

    Just finished this late medieval lute, based on 'The Coronation of the Virgin' by Paolo and Giovanni Veneziano (Italy, 1358) and other sources. Scale length of...
  4. Thread: Cantigas lute

    by Dusepo
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    Cantigas lute

    Cantigas-style lute just finished. This build is based on 2 sources from the Cantigas de Santa Maria from medieval Spain (1221–1284).

    https://i.imgur.com/nyy1eAA.jpg
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    Re: Tenor Banjo Rebuild

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  6. Don Kawalek Mandolin Building Workshop, March 25-30, 2018

    If you've followed these and other discussion forums related to mando building workshops over the years you know that Don Kawalek's classes have gotten rave reviews. If you're interested but have...
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    Re: My mandocello/OM conversion project

    Okay, I've glued all the cracks and contoured and reglued the brace. Now I have to wait for my neck and neck block to arrive. I don't know yet if I can use the existing neck block or if I'll have to...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    The hot green chile/mandolin gene splicing program is proceeding quicker than the chile/octave, but we're working on it. Wishing there were true maples here and not just the box elders.
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