Just finished number two build. It's set up as a three string, but has pairings of bass and treble strings. It sounds very mandolin-ish. Warning: If you do this make sure your have a very stout infrastructure. The tension is amazing.

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Comment by Guy Bachman on March 30, 2022 at 4:35pm

I tuned to open E. Makes it a natural for blues.

Comment by BrianQ. on March 30, 2022 at 2:54pm

How’s it tuned, have you tried tuning it lower to alleviate some pressure?

Comment by Guy Bachman on March 30, 2022 at 2:42pm

I used aluminum at first, but it actually bent it. Had to go to 3/32 steel.

Comment by BrianQ. on March 30, 2022 at 1:26pm

Yes, double course instruments like mandolins add twice the pressure on the soundboard. it’s a given to always have top bracing in that situation, especially under the bridge?

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