Mike Nelson's Instruments

A5 style 1986

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This mandolin was made for Jerry Hales
Jerry is now living in Australia and making a living from music
Jerry is one of the best bluegrass musicians to come out of the UK

F5 Copy 1997

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A5 Copy 1998/9

parts

rim mould

laminated neck block

peghead inlay parts

The instrument is still only part finished but here are some pictures of the work to date (April 1999).

Well its finished now (March 2001) got a touch of the slows but the instrument is worth the wait as it seems to have a great sound

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  • bending the ribs.
  • Thicknessing the sides some pictures of my new method (well, new to me) for simplifying this task
  • The contour method of arching measurement This is the way I was taught to do the arching on a violin and the method is just as applicable to the mandolin.
  • Trussrod infromationDescription of how a trussrod works and how to adjust one safely. This is general information for all instruments fitted with a trussrod
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