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Mike Vanden Guitars and Mandolins - work in progress

Mike Vanden Guitars and Mandolins - work in progress

Martin Taylor Artistry under construction

Pictures show a revised Martin Taylor Artistry under construction. I wanted to try out some new ideas as follows.

Overall body depth increased from 70mm to 76mm.
The body length and lower bout width remain as before, but the waist increases by 8mm.
Revised headstock shape with a new Vanden logo and inlay.
New archings front and back.
Black american walnut and quilted maple for the three piece back, with black american walnut for the ribs.
Cedar front, X braced.
Mahogany neck.
Lacewood bindings, with purflings from r/w/b dyed veneers.
Headstock veneers, plus new design pickguard and tailpiece from macassar ebony.
Fingerboard from either black or macassar ebony.

 

 

       
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