Mandolin Build: End Pin

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I took this picture to show how nifty inlay looks with maple, ebony, and rosewood.

The end pin is ebony, the vertical strip is ebony, the binding is rosewood and the body, maple. Quite the contrast, eh? One must be cautious of “bleed” from rosewood, however!

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Uke Build: End Pin Install

(Prev: Tru-Oil Finish)

With the correct reamer this is an easy job! I like wearing a strap with my instruments – this is about the only aspect of this ukulele that’s not traditional, short of the neck bolt assembly.

(Next: Tuner Install)