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4 or 8 strings?

Hey all I'm new around here. I've been playing mandolin for a few months now and i love it. I'm thinking of doing a CBM build. My question…

Started by Steven

1 Oct 13, 2017
Reply by Mark Bliss

Can I make a neck out of a pice of maple that's 2" squared by 18" ?

Would that be wide enough for a mandolin neck?

Started by Anne M. Fridley-Owen

1 Dec 20, 2016
Reply by Brian Archer

Playing chords with the melody

I am new to cigar box nation,  I learned to play the violin so I can pick out a few tunes, but I've never learned to play chords,  Is it po…

Started by Paul Cooper

21 Oct 13, 2014
Reply by Craig Franklin Wolford

Cigar Box Mandolin help

i am new to the cigar box world and i was hoping to get some tips on Cigar Box Mandolins! 

Started by Dakota McGivern

0 Sep 4, 2012

Bolt on VS Through Necks for Mandolins

Hello mando-makers,   I'm consider making a bolt on neck but it seems to me that the tension of so many strings would put the box under a l…

Started by Tristan Chambers

2 Sep 8, 2011
Reply by Mark Werner

Mandolin Nut Course Spacing

If the two strings in a course are too far apart, your finger will jam between them when playing, completely messing up the tone and intona…

Started by Steven Miller

0 Jan 4, 2010

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4 or 8 strings?

Started by Steven. Last reply by Mark Bliss Oct 13, 2017. 1 Reply

Can I make a neck out of a pice of maple that's 2" squared by 18" ?

Started by Anne M. Fridley-Owen. Last reply by Brian Archer Dec 20, 2016. 1 Reply

Playing chords with the melody

Started by Paul Cooper. Last reply by Craig Franklin Wolford Oct 13, 2014. 21 Replies

Cigar Box Mandolin help

Started by Dakota McGivern Sep 4, 2012. 0 Replies

Bolt on VS Through Necks for Mandolins

Started by Tristan Chambers. Last reply by Mark Werner Sep 8, 2011. 2 Replies

Mandolin Nut Course Spacing

Started by Steven Miller Jan 4, 2010. 0 Replies

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