Mandolin for sale

Classical Flattop Mandolin #313  $2950 (includes case)

This mandolin is a 4th generation flattop mandolin.  It has a very lightweight top, Red Spruce fan braced, but the braces are balsa wood topped with carbon fiber tow, and the top is thinned down so the modes of vbration are within the normal range.   The thinner top is about 30% lighter and gives more volume and improved tone.  It has a figured Red Gum back and sides and sounds very clean..  It incorporates all the innovations of the 2nd and 3rd generation as well as this new development.  It has the new headstock design and the new engraved black tailpiece which damps the strings behind the bridge and is much easier to change strings than the scallop tailpiece.  Beautiful sweet and clear sound.

Woods are - Red Spruce top, figured Red Gum back and sides, Mahogany neck, Indian Rosewood bindings, Macassar Ebony fingerboard (12in radius, 30mm wide at the nut), 13 & 3/4 inch scale length, Schaller GrandTune black chrome tuners with Ebony knobs and Ebony adjustable Brekke flat top bridge.  It has my new tailpiece with black cover.  Varnish finish.  Price includes a case.

Note:  This mandolin cannot have an internal pickup installed because of the way it is braced.

For my American customers, note that this mandolin does not have any shell inlay.  The fingerboard marker dots are opal, and the headstock inlay is European Maple, Blackwood wood.  There is no need for a USA import permit and wildlife paperwork nor any Lacey act paperwork.

Listen to it - A B C


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