Peter Coombe Mandolins and Guitars
Standard model Mandolin
A style oval soundhole mandolin in the Gibson tradition
This model of mandolin is a development of the vintage
Gibson oval hole mandolins. I
consider them to be what Gibson would have made if they had
continued to develop and improve their A model oval soundhole
mandolins. They have the vintage Gibson oval hole sound, but
it is more refined and cleaner sounding
This model mandolin can be made with a wide variety of woods. Red Spruce, European Spruce, Engelmann Spruce or Redwood for the tops, and a selection of Maple or native Australian hardwoods fo the back and sides. So far most have been made with European Spruce tops. Each wood combination gives a slightly different sound quality, Maple gives a brighter tone with more clarity, Myrtle or Sassafras has more warmth. Please contact me to discuss what you want in terms of sound.
For more information see specifications or contact me.