Peter Coombe Mandolins and Guitars
Mandolin for sale
Classical Flattop Mandolin #273 $1950 (includes case)
This mandolin has Queensland Walnut back,
sides and neck. The walnut comes from a stack of
Queensland Walnut I bought around 25 years ago, and it had
been sitting under someone's house for around 30 years, so
it is at least 50 years old.
Nowadays wood of this quality is impossible to find. Sound is
very even across the strings, with a sweet warm tone, strong
ring, and plenty of volume.
This mandolin belongs to my second generation of flattop mandolins. It incorporates a construction technique I discovered a while ago that incorporates some technology used in flattop guitars. It makes the flattop mandolins sound much cleaner. A true high end refined tone usually only associated with arch top mandolins, not flattops.
Woods are - Red Spruce top, Queensland
Walnut back, sides and neck, Myrtle bindings, Macassar Ebony
fingerboard (12in radius, 30mm wide at the nut), 13 & 3/4
inch scale length, Rubner brass tuners with Ebony knobs
and ebony adjustable Brekke flattop bridge. Varnish
finish. Price includes a case.
Note that the fingerboad inlay is Paua Abalone.