Octave Mandolin #20: Custom Octave Mandolin

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Blog entry by Tomy Hovington posted 03-15-2018 03:10 AM 1472 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 19: French Polishing the Octave Mandolin (Spiriting Off) Part 20 of Octave Mandolin series Part 21: Octave Mandolin prints »

This project was commissioned and was quite the undertaking. My customer wanted a Octave Mandolin with a archtop and flat backboard. Since there was no blueprints to make such an instrument I had to do research, compile information and sketch my own drawing to even start the project. This build stretch over a year and a bit and was just completed.
The wood used in this project is AAA quilted Maple back sides and neck, Engelmann AAA Spruce top, ebony fretboard, binding, and peghead veneer. Mahogany Kerf linning, Mother of pearl inlay.
let me know what you think of the Octave Mandolin..
I also made a detailed video series and the last video is a summary of them all. I’ll leave a link here for you to check!


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#1 posted 03-15-2018 11:04 AM

Very interesting video and build. Beautiful instrument.

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