"Uncle John - Sounds great!
I love that tuning, someone introduced me to it some time ago. It's wonderfully reminiscent of a mountain dulcimer (my first love).
Some of my builds sound great in AEae too."
"Devil Man, best of luck in your mandolin build! I find them to be the most challenging and rewarding cigar box instrument to create.
Even with through-style necks, there is a lot of tension on that soundboard! I could never…"
"I've made few 8 string cigar box mandolins and was not able to find much in the way of plans. Basically got the scale from stew Mac calculator and went from there. I did find with 8 strings a through body is much easier!!"
Welcome aboard, Rick! You will find lots of helpful folks and information here on all things CBG (CBU, CBB, etc.) Feel free to poke around, ask questions, and post your stuff (photos, recordings, videos, etc. -- I see you are ahead of me here: nice looking builds!).