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    Re: A12 to F5G part 2

    The neck joint is a simple slot rather the a dove tail and the neck is glued in place. Not a good system. The new back I made extends over the heal joint ( the original did not). This should help...
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    A12 to F5G part 2

    A few months back I posted some pics of an A12 to F5G conversion...carved scroll, regraduated top and back, triple bound, fern headstock inlay, burst, lacquered, polished. It looked great but...
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    Re: Gibson A12 to F conversion

    Like F model mandolins, the a12 has a mahogany block inside the mouse ear where the scroll gets carved. With the neck off, I built a jig the body could sit in and remain level (the back is arched...
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    Re: Gibson A12 to F conversion

    Thanks. It sounds pretty good. It's bright and loud, strong mids and highs, a decent lower end, but I would say it lacks the "woodiness" I like.
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    Gibson A12 to F conversion

    I bought this 1968 A12 with a bad neck joint a while ago and decided to have some fun with it. With the neck off, I built a jig and carved a scroll into the Micky Mouse ear (this cut is not easy and...
  6. How to create a mirror like lacquer finish

    I hope new builders will find this "How to" video helpful. With limited resources and/or space, and without a buffing wheel, you can still achieve an excellent gloss lacquer finish with a random...
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    Re: Boulder mandolins

    Thanks for your interest in my mandolins. I took a few years off from building but now I'm back. It also took me a while to get my web address back. I'm now applying my OCD to the building process...
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