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nosmo's Acoustic Adventure

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by nosmo, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    LOL, He's on vacation.....
     

  2. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Hooda thunk it? She's a beauty. Nicely photographed, too.
     

  3. nosmo

    nosmo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 31, 2012
    Lake Jackson, TX
    Thanks Rog. And thanks for pointing out the dedication & patients in completing this project :rolleyes:

    Jup's just trying to make me look better. 4 1/2 years has to be some kind of record.

    Thanks Rick. Creative photography is one of the keys to a good looking build. If you know what I mean ;)
     
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  4. richa

    richa Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Apr 23, 2016
    Washington
    Ah yes - the true secret of craftsmanship. :)

    Beautiful work!
     

  5. Daniel94

    Daniel94 Tele-Meister

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    Oct 31, 2016
    Odessa, MO
    Really beautiful work nosmo!! I think it must be something with mando's...it took me somewhere between 4 and 6 years to build mine :lol::lol:
     

  6. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Meister

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    Awesome build. Looks fantastic. Well done Nosmo.
     

  7. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York

  8. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Really well done Nosmo!
     

  9. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee
    Looks wonderful!! Great job nosmo.
     

  10. Captain Nutslot

    Captain Nutslot Friend of Leo's

    May 3, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    My God! She is beautiful!
     

  11. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    BTW, Nosmo, do your Mandos have Verzi's?
     

  12. CoyotesGator

    CoyotesGator Tele-Meister

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    Jul 12, 2014
    Gulf Coast

  13. nosmo

    nosmo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 31, 2012
    Lake Jackson, TX
    Thank you very much.

    Maybe.




    I have no idea what that is.
     
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  14. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Holic

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    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan
    Nice rumor Rick:p

    (Nosmo's got Verzi's):rolleyes:
     
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  15. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Well, just don't kiss him on the mouth. :eek:

    That doesn't have anything to do with Verzi's, but just good advice !

    Anyway, it would be his mandolins, not Nosmo what has Verzi's.

    OK! For you juvenile delinquents with naughty minds;

    http://siminoff.net/virzi-tone-background/
     
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  16. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Holic

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    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan

  17. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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  18. nosmo

    nosmo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 31, 2012
    Lake Jackson, TX
    Gettin’ tired of polishing the classical. I go back & forth between just making it work and making it pretty. Remember, this is a cheap 1970’s beater that started out as a repair.

    At this point, I pretty much just want to make it work. It’ll look like it’ll look.

    I made some clamping cauls for the bridge out of some unknown soft wood. Drilled 2 small holes through the saddle slot for alignment.


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    You’ll notice I didn’t make a new bridge. One of the many trade-offs with the working/pretty thing.

    Once the bridge location was established with string & ruler, I drilled the holes for the alignment pins (or, as I like to call them “little brads”)

    I wish I had one of those fancy schmancy vacuum clamps. But I don’t.


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    Looks like I installed the frets too. Yep. All leveled, beveled and kind of polished. Almost done with this one. Just need the tuners installed. And a nut. And a saddle. And strings. And a set up.
     
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  19. Engraver-60

    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

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    Jan 6, 2008
    Franklin, TN
    That mandolin is exquisite. Perfection.
     

  20. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Digging the acoustic!
     

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