This is a oval mandolin with carved top and back
and F-holes. The body is American sycamore and the
top is Sitka spruce.
Construction features my standard adjustable bolt-on neck
with zero fret, cantilevered extension over the body, and
a modern 2-way adjustable truss rod. The top is braced with
Gibson style tone bars. A sound port allows the player
to hear better.
Decoration includes a stunning black satin-finish top
to show off the gold hardware and pinkish wood veneer pick
guard. Ebony bindings and head veneers complement the
The sound is huge with way much more overtones than the
typical bluegrass mandolin. Excellent for classical or
Celtic styles. The action is low and comfortable.