- Price: $3100
This mandolin was built in 1992. It has a nice warm sound, with a little more sustain than a bluegrass mandolin. It has moderate fret and finish wear, but structurally it is in great condition.
Generally I make f-hole mandolins, but for this instrument the customer wanted a non-bluegrass instrument, and changing from f-holes to an oval soundhole is the easiest way to get that. You lose the brightness and punch of a bluegrass instrument and gain warmth and sustain, making it good for a variety of musical styles. The bracing and graduation is very similar to an f-hole mandolin.
Engelmann spruce top
Western maple back and sides
Tortoise shell binding
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