Teardrop Mandolin

Teardrop Mandolin M3TD

Based on plans from MusicMakers, Inc.

Back & Sides: Canary Wood

Top: Redwood/Hemlock

Fretboard: Brazillian Rosewood

Bridge: Red Henry design #27 - Quartersawn Domestic Cherry

Beautiful, but functionally an abysmal failure. The sides, back and soundboard are too thin to support the string tension. When I tighten the strings for tuning, the soundboard flexes into the body and deadens the tone. This may get resurrected as a Ukulele (Mandolele?).