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    Glued and ready to carve.

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    Another step closer...
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    Epiphone 1924 Recording A Tenor Banjo
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    Carving fun...
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    A bit more carving and comparison to the Eastwood P90 tenor
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    Prep for the neck pocket
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    2021 SRC Electric Octave Mandolin
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    Did that work? It shows from my side
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    Pocket cut
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    Getting fun now... he just sent me the neck test fit pics!
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    Default Re: Just so excited!!!

    Trying again. Thumb relief : https://youtu.be/WL6VnLTpea8

    Cutting the neck pocket
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    Well, things have been on hold because of c19 and the luthier's access to tools, but it gave me time to get some hardware and we won't have to raid my tenor now to finish it. So, that is a plus to all this waiting...
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    I did get to see the work done so far, in person. It looks so much better in real life than in pictures. I was able to hold it and see what fret I could get to in the cutout to play a major chord on. I could bar chord to the 16th fret without any contortions. I also found out it will be wired in Gibson LP format, which I really like.
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    Yes totally exciting !
    Congratulations !!!
    my Mandola was recently finished and I got her on Saturday...so happy 😊
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    Thanks! Things are still at a stand still due to c19 and facility use issues for the builder, but I will survive the extra waiting.
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    Well I hope you get it soon, patience is a virtue I hear !
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    The builder is finally able to get back on the build. Whoohoo!

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    Bindings are on. Next is carving the top.Click image for larger version. 

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    The luthier has the neck radiused, and is working on the veneer for the headstock (it will match the body). He hopes to have it glued in place this weekend. Woot! Progress!!!
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    More carving to come!
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    Looking great, I love the spalting in that piece of timber!
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    That looks like it'll be an incredibly beautiful instrument. I hope you're getting a blue chip to go along with that blue mandolin!

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    Blue chip?
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    Now that the builder is set up to fully build, he has authorized me to give info on pricing and lead time for an octave like mine. Send me an email to vwfye311@gmail.com and I will tell ya. Man, I can't wait for mine!
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    More shaping
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