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(Floor Model) Hinde MF4 #1 Oval-Hole F-Style Mandolin Adirondack/Curly Maple


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Hinde Custom Instruments

Philosophy "Made To Be Played!"

I use the highest grades of material for the construction. I use hot hide glue for most of the construction, especially anything that is in the sound box. I prefer to use a varnish finish for several reasons. I want a thin flexible finish that can be applied easily and quickly. I use a water based varnish on most instruments for ease of application, easy clean-up, and buffs out well. And non-toxic. I also do oil based varnish with French polished top coats if desired for the traditional approach. I can do Nitrocellulose Lacquer for guitars for a tougher finish. But I also use KTM 9 or other water-based lacquers.  I have the utmost respect for the vintage construction and design from the past, but I also think the materials and technologies we have today afford even higher levels of quality. I embrace commonly accepted materials for certain instruments, but I believe there are opportunities using different woods and materials to enhance the aesthetic and tonal qualities. With current restrictions on traditional materials, we need to search for alternatives as well.

MF4 #1 Oval Hole F-Style Mandolin

Top: Adirondack Spruce
Back and Sides: Curly Maple
Fingerboard: Ebony, compound radius
Bridge: Ebony
Peghead Cover: Ebony
Frets: Stainless Steel, banjo size
Tuners: Alessi Gold/Pearl
Nut: 1-3/32 inch hard ivory
Tailpiece: Gold James
Truss Rod: 2-way with carbon fiber
Binding: Multi-line Ivoroid on top 
Case: TKL Vectra Case stamped


- Parallel tone bars
- Hide glue construction
- Water based lacquer finish

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