Mandolin for sale

Classical Flattop Special Mandolin #290  $2400 (includes case)

This mandolin is made from European Spruce and Jarrah.  Why Jarrah?  Well I had a quarter sawn plank of Jarrah for over 25 years and it was about time I tried Jarrah in a flatop mandolin.  Hard and heavy like Ebony so if Ebony works then Jarrah should also work.  It certainly does work very nicely in this mandolin.  It is a Special because it comes with upgraded tuners and case, and sounds great..

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.  This one has a warm sweet sound and is quite loud..

Woods are - European Spruce top, Jarrah back and sides, Jarrah neck, Indian Rosewood bindings, Macassar Ebony fingerboard (12in radius, 30mm wide at the nut), 13 & 3/4 inch scale length, Schaller GrandTune black nickel tuners with Ebony knobs and Ebony adjustable Brekke flat top bridge.  Varnish finish.  Price includes a TKL case.

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

Sound clips coming soon.

Front

Front closeup

Side

Back

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Headstock

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