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A3 Mandolin Plan: Electronic Version

A3 Mandolin Plan: Electronic Version
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  • Units in Stock: 99

Starting at: $19.95

Full sized, very detailed plans of the A3 Mandolin, similar to the Gibson A3 Mandolin.

Unless otherwise specified, ALL plans are sold as electronic downloads. As soon as you complete your plan purchase with us, you will automatically be given a download link to access your plans. Learn why we sell our plans in an electronic version.

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  • (5) Master Mandolin Plan Sheets
These electronic mandolin plans are very detailed and include all the necessary templates, inside forms and details to make this very elaborate instrument.

This mandolin  is detailed in the tradition of the original A3 style mandolin that the staple of The Gibson company from its early years and continuing that tradition as one of the most sought-after acoustic instruments. Our plans feature the classic Oval Sound Hold in the carved Spruce top plate, bracing for the top and many other details to give you the foundation to reproduce this great sounding instrument.

If you are ready to cut your teeth on a carved top instrument and the next step in your instrument building aspirations, this plan is for you. Your return will be in incredible instrument with great volume and balance and with the right appointments, will be an heirloom you and your customers can pass down from generation to generation.


The A3 Mandolin Plan Features:
  • Standard A3 Planform 8-string Mandolin
  • Oval Sound Hole in The Arched Top Plate
  • Curly Maple Back and Sides With Classic Arch
  • Compensating Bridge
  • Classic A3 Style Headpiece
  • Classic Fretboard
Add the A3 to your collection of handmade instruments with these easy to follow, well documented plans. 

Includes 5 sheets of full sized drawings with:
  • Overall ukulele top and back plans with complete notes and dimensions.
  • 6 cross sections through the instrument showing every detail and dimension.
  • Top bracing layouts with top and side views with full dimensions
  • Back layout and back brace layouts.
  • Shading illustrations for sunburst finish shading.
  • Template layouts of all parts including top, back, neck, headpiece, fretboard and more.
  • Top and Back thickness contours to help to create the arched top and back more easily.
  • Fret spacing chart
  • Inside Form and Form Retainer details
  • Neck block layout
  • Elevations of bass and neck end of the instrument
All Plans Are in Both Millimeters AND Inches/Fractional Inches:

All  Building Plans are documented in both millimeter measurements and inches/fractional inches. Both are clearly shown in an over/under the dimension line style, so you can pick which measurement system you would like to use, or use both!


A3 Mandolin Dimensions:
  • Width: 250.5mm (9 7/8")
  • Body Length: 326.3mm (12 27/32")
  • Depth (Varies): 41.8mm to 67.0mm (1 21/32" to 2 15/16")
  • Scale Length: 355mm (13 31/32")
  

Need your mandolin  plans printed and delivered to your door? We offer this service to customers who don't have access to printing services, or just don't want to mess around with it. Check it out at our Digital Printing and Delivery Services. Just put your plans in the shopping cart and add what plans you want printed, or come back later, and we will do it that way for you too.

Would you like your plans printed and shipped overseas?

Please view our overseas plan printing page to learn how affordable our printing and overseas shipping can be!

CNC Files:

We are now offering the A3 Mandolin in DWG and DXF file formats. For more information about this CNC Files, click HERE. Simply click the checkbox below and the files will be included immediately with your download.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 01 April, 2013.