Has anyone here built a mandolin? As a mandolin player I'd really like to build one for myself and see if I can get it to sound just the way I want. I figure I have enough skill with prior woodworking (not a lot, mind you) that I would rather make one from scratch that buy one of the kits and just do a little finish carving and french polishing. Has anyone undertaken this on this forum before? It's a shame I play such a finicky instrument, as I'm sure this will lead to heartbreak when I try to build one, but nonetheless I think I want to have a go at it. Can anyone recommend a particularly good set of plans and how-to's? Probably an A-model, certainly no need to put myself through the agony of trying to carve a scroll only to ruin a prefectly good piece of tonewood.