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 Post subject: Mandolin Plans
PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:35 pm 
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Anybody have a suggestion? Tear drop shape


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 Post subject: Re: Mandolin Plans
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:17 am 
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there are a number of plans here:

https://straightupstrings.com/collectio ... d-drawings


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 Post subject: Re: Mandolin Plans
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:31 pm 
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Mike OMelia wrote:
Anybody have a suggestion? Tear drop shape

I’ve never built a mandolin, but these folks have quite a collection of plans for various instruments. The ones I’ve used were detailed and clear:
https://genone-luthier-supply.com


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 Post subject: Re: Mandolin Plans
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:23 pm 
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Plans I see are for 8 string.

I need A5 10 string.

Btw, what is difference between A1 and A5?

Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Mandolin Plans
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Mike OMelia wrote:
Btw, what is difference between A1 and A5?

Mike


A1 - A4 have oval soundholes. The A5 has F holes. I think the A5 might have a different neck join (which fret) too.


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 Post subject: Re: Mandolin Plans
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Dan Miller wrote:
Mike OMelia wrote:
Btw, what is difference between A1 and A5?

Mike


A1 - A4 have oval soundholes. The A5 has F holes. I think the A5 might have a different neck join (which fret) too.


More specific: What is difference in A1-A4?

Would coco be a good wood for these?

Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Mandolin Plans
PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2021 9:31 am 
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Mike OMelia wrote:

More specific: What is difference in A1-A4?

Would coco be a good wood for these?

Mike


This page is a good start for understanding the different A model designations: https://www.mandolincafe.com/archives/gibsona/gibsona.html


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 Post subject: Re: Mandolin Plans
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:18 pm 
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The guy that owns that site is awesome. Helped me a LOT. Thank you


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