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    Thought some of you might enjoy seeing some pics of the Nyberg come together. Lawrence is more well known for his CBOM instruments but agreed to take on a flattop mandolin project for me. Flamed claro walnut with a master grade cedar top. Here’s the top wood and the back coming together. More to come....
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    Looking forward to following the progress of this!
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    Coming together fast. Cant wait to see that flamed walnut under finish. You can also follow along on the Nyberg Instruments Facebook and Instagram pages.
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    Looks nice. Walnut is one of my favorite woods for back and sides. This will be fun to watch!
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    Lawrence has been busy!
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    Very nice Shaun. Can't wait to see the finished product. A friend had a Nyberg octave in the late 90s and I've wanted one since. Lawrence is the real deal.

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    Kerfing and top bracing going in.
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    Congratulations, Shaun! Can’t wait to see and hear the finished product. So cool to watch this come together. That walnut is insane!
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    Ready for some binding. My walnut mandolin will be bound in bloodwood. As you can see from the pics a few posts above Lawrence also incorporated that wood into the rosette. So much fun seeing a vision come together
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    Default Re: Nyberg Flattop Mandolin Build Thread

    Coming along nice. My Morris FT is walnut with a cedar top and it's wicked sweet. Yours looks like Brazilian style. Can't wait to hear.

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    And now for something a little different.....a laminated walnut neck with bloodwood center strip....
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    Fretboard coming together.....
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    Are the top and the back convex (curved- not carved)? or is it a true "flat top"?
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    To my knowledge it’s a true flattop, definitely not carved. I’ll have to ask Lawrence if there’s any induced arching.

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    I'm about 99% sure all "flattops" have some induced arch that is created by a slight curvature of the bracing. It's usually very slight. To my understanding, the arch is what counters the weight of the string tension. I am in the process of building my second now.

    Shaun, this looks like it's going to be a BEAUTIFUL instrument! I love the fret makers! And I'm also a big fan of cedar tops. My SA has a cedar top.
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    Those fret markers look awesome - can't wait to hear this when it's ready for action!
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    Looking good. I think Cedar and walnut will be a nice combination. I really like wood bindings!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandobar View Post
    Are the top and the back convex (curved- not carved)? or is it a true "flat top"?
    12 radius on the top and about an 8 radius on the back, induced by the bracing.

    And thanks all. Im really happy with how its coming together. Cant wait to hear it!

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    Moving right along! Mine has the snakehead. Love the other headstock shape too.
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    It’s looking good!
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    And we have binding....
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    How deep are the bodies? They look cavernous!

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    2 7/8" side depth. Can't wait to hear it!

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    Can't wait to see it and hear it all finished!
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    Almost there!
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