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4-course mandore (2011), 29 cm mensur

  • Woods: Flamed Maple (neck, pegbox), Pacific Yew (back), Engleman Spruce (top, of one piece), Pearwood (rosette, bridge, pegs).
  • Finish: Tru-Oil, satin finish.
  • Notes: Model based on my own design, inspired by the historical models. This was one of two mandores being built simultaneously, but momentum propelled me toward completing one, so the other is still just more than half-a-shell (seen in the photo of the incomplete back, so you're actually looking at 2 mandores here...). Both instruments were built without a mold--just to see if I could do it!

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