I realized today that I had failed to post an update on July instruments. The only instrument I actually made in July was an octave mandolin, shown on the Mandolins page. Early in the month I was finishing off some June instruments for a few days, then at the end of the month I began a couple of left handed necks that will be in the August report. I have been having some intermittent back problems since mid-late July that have kept me out of the shop more than I would have wished, but they are apparently not lastingly serious, just inconvenient for a while. I’ll have an August post with pictures and things to post in a couple of weeks or so.