Number 197 is a deep back octave mandolin with 3 piece staved back and a creased top reminiscent of a
classical bowl-back mandolin. The body is Khaya (an African mahogany) and the top is spruce. Trim is
walnut with dyed blue veneer lines, with a walnut arm rest, rosette and tail piece, and black Gotoh
mini tuners. Scale is 575 mm. or about 22-1/2". Construction includes my standard features: zero fret,
2-way truss rod, bolt-on adjustable neck and side port. Finish is brushed Pratt & Lambert oil varnish.
The tone is rich, complex and loud.
$3500 (with soft case)