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In the Workshop

Glenn Mandola The sides are bent and curved into the proper shape using traditional methods and then placed in a mold. The neck and head are built up through several laminations and then hand shaped using chisels. The sides are then glued onto the neck and the mold is used to ensure everything is properly aligned. This design is strong and results in superior resonance.

The belly and back are hand selected, planed and sanded to the proper graduated thicknesses. Then the linings are cut by hand and glued in. The tailpiece, Grover tuners, fret wire and strings are then added to complete the instrument. Finally the instrument is tuned to G D A E.





 
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