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Previous Build - Lutz Spruce/Walnut Hummingbird Octave Mandolin

Lutz spruce top. 

Walnut back and sides.

Indian rosewood binding.

Khaya neck. 

Indian rosewood fretboard with Indian rosewood binding.

Rosewood bridge. 

K&K pickup

I play mandolin in addition to guitar so I thought it would be interesting to build something in between the two instruments. This is the prototype I built to test out some ideas. The body design is typical of a steel string flat top acoustic guitar but significantly smaller. It's about the size of a baritone ukulele but with a deeper body. The scale length is 20".

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