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    Re: Trillium longscale mandola demo

    "that nyckelharpa looks rather cool. Is it your own design or did you copy an older instrument?"

    Jim....it is a tenor nyckelharpa, inspired by the wonderful instruments that came out of the...
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    Re: Trillium longscale mandola demo

    I'm not making mandos these days, but I still have a shop full of tools where I build a few instruments for my own amusement.
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    Re: Trillium Octave Mandolins

    "The report of my death was an exaggeration"

    Mark Twain

    I've slowed down considerably, but I do still build a few instruments when asked to do so.

    Many thanks,
    Bob Abrams
    Trillium Octave...
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    Re: Headstocks, just headstocks

    Inlays inspired by a Book of Kells female figure, Magnolia grandiflora and Trillium undulatum

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    Re: Building without glue

    Thank you very much for sharing that most interesting and well made film......
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    Re: fretless mando hybrid

    Here is the second of the fretless experiments, a 6-course (11-string) guitar/oud hybrid. It, too, has a 23" scale, Sperzel tuners and nylon strings. It has a fixed bridge design and 5 flush frets....
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    fretless mando hybrid

    I wonder if some of you might be interested in seeing these recent oud inspired builds. The first is essentially a fretless 5-course cittern with a scale length of 23". Nylon strung, it is currently...
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    Re: Walnut

    Claro Walnut.....probably my first choice for backs & sides these days!
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