Mandolin building courses?

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Mandolin building courses?

Postby nick t » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:32 pm

Hi everyone.

Does anybody know of any course (full, part or short) in the uk on building/making a mandolin?

Thank you for any help you can give me with this.

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Postby Ray(T) » Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:26 pm

There's a guitar making course in the sunny/rainy/snowy Peak District - ... ?event=123 - If you ask Alan Marshall (the tutor) nicely he might let you build a mandolin instead.

You'll get hold of Alan here -
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Postby John Kelly » Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:14 pm

I attended (part-time) the excellent Stringed Instruments Course at Anniesland College in Glasgow after I retired from teaching and can recommend it. I have been building instruments since then all thanks to the tutors on this course. Here is a link to the course on the college website:
JK Mandolins - handcrafted in Argyll, Scotland
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Postby nick t » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:40 pm

Thanks again guys,

Jon that looks like a great course, i will have to check that out, trouble is i live in grimsby, so maybe i will have to do the full time one and stay up there rather than the part time one.

ray i will be calling them on monday to see .

thank you both for the info, well all the information you have given me.

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