"so 2 string or 4? also with out inserts at the top of the machine head you can get a bit of movement which make tuning ugly (just fixed an old mandolin by adding these and it made a world of difference). sorry its sounds critical but its…"
"a spot of super glue will work. leveling the frets makes or breaks a fretted instrument. best thing i ever brought was a fret file. good luck and don't be put off, its fiddly, and adds hours to the build time but it is worth it."
Thank you for the comments and compliments on my #23 build. It is very comfortable as when you hold it by the larger whole it is almost perfectly balanced and is not top heavy on either end. Lots of work on this one but it definitely paid off. Thanks again.