Custom, hand-built guitars and mandolins, restoration, repair and consignment for collectors and Bluegrass and acoustic musicians by Chris Oliver in Springfield, Illinois.
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Tag Archives: Spring F5
The porch and other obligations have kept me from building the small group of mandolins I started earlier in the year. With IBMA week right around the corner I have decided/gotten permission to quickly complete one F5 before the conference. … Continue reading
Some of the fretboards get the ‘Infinity’ inlay in the scooped florida. It never ceases to amaze me how much work goes into each fretboard. In many ways, the fretboard requires more work than the top and back plates. Jason… … Continue reading
One of the fretboards gets solid silver plate inlaid as faux frets. Once the rest of the frets are installed and the binding is in place, it will be scooped.