Custom Two-Point Mandolin #43 24

Completed February, 2007

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This red spruce and quilted maple two-point mandolin was built as a companion piece for an F5 mandolin made from the same wood and built with the same themes, and was also designed by Gerry Snelson. The fox-leaping-at-grouse inlay is mated with "tracks" position markers, and the whole is set off with stark white binding. A unique and truly custom instrument.

Construction Photos


The rim assembly and plates are constructed and carved, and the tone bars are glued in place. The top is tap and deflection tuned.


The neck is joined to the body with a dovetail joint, and the bindings are installed and the inlay is recessed into the ebony fretboard and peghead overlay.


The fretboard extender is constructed and reinforced with carbon fiber. The pickguard is carved, and the instrument is stained and finished.

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