Mandolin kit neck and hardware on homemade box. I made this "Boxolin" before I ever heard of CBGs!

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Comment by Poorness Studios on January 31, 2022 at 9:55am

Very nice.

Comment by Uncle John on January 29, 2022 at 6:01pm

Very nice!   Sometimes it's good to have a bit quieter mando.

Comment by Jim Tomsovic on January 29, 2022 at 1:50pm

A woodworker friend tried to make a mandolin from a kit but ended up ruining the body.  He gave the parts to me thinking I might be able to "rescue" it.  I ended up salvaging all the good parts with the intention of building a "travelin" (a compact mando made for traveling.)  This is what I ended up with, I call it a boxolin.  The body is a hand-carved 'canoe' of black walnut with a spruce top.  It plays just like a mandolin but doesn't have the depth or richness of the real thing.  I added an external piezo which helps,  It's good enough for traveling.

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