Peter Coombe Mandolins and Guitars
Mandolin for sale
Classical Flattop Mandolin #296 $2700 (includes case)
This mandolin is made from Red Spruce (Adirondack Spruce) and Jarrah. I love Jarrah in flattop mandolins. With a Red Spruce top they seem to have the best of both worlds. Great tone and good dynamic range. This mandolin is the first of my third generation of flattop mandolins. It incorporates eveything from the 2nd generation (i.e. guitar construction techniques), but are braced like a traditional classical guitar. So it has 7 fan braces, two with carbon fiber reinforcement. This makes the top about 10% lighter which gives more volume and quite a significant improvement in tone. .This madolin has sound quality equivalant to my arch top mandolins, just a bit different. Gorgeous sound.
Woods are - Red Spruce top, fiddleback
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. It has my new tailpiece with
black cover. This tailpiece dampens the strings behind
the bridge and is mucg easier to change strings than the
scallop tailpiece. 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 logo is European Maple wood. There is no need for a USA import permit and wildlife paperwork nor any Lacey act paperwork.