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    An Indian rosewood and redwood Octave mandolin for a chap in Australia.

    This is the first time in ages I've made an instrument that didn't have rocklite binding and ebony head veneers. The customer wanted rosewood binding and veneers. And very smart they are too.

    This is the last of the highly figured redwood tops I have. I did have a box of them in storage in the US, but they went missing some time ago. Shame. It is makes great instruments. I do have some more redwood tops though, which is less fancy but still very good soundboard material.

    I really love the sound of these redwood tops - it is more open sounding than spruce, more complex than cedar and has a brashness to it I really like.







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    That's gorgeous. Got a spare one for sale?

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    Well up to your usual very high standard, Nigel. I love Indian Rosewood as a building material and your finishes are always so beautiful.
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    Picking me jaw up from the floor, love that figured redwood top - stunning!
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    I'm a huge fan of redwood tops. I think it often has similar tonal warmth to cedar but with more volume & punch. The grain on both the top & bottom/sides is awesome!
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    Wow, just wow. That's all I can say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M19 View Post
    That's gorgeous. Got a spare one for sale?
    No, but you're welcome to order one.

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    And another!


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    Gorgeous, big voice. The lines formed are exquisite.
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