This is a mandolin with carved top and back, F-holes, and an
asymmetrical 2-point shape. The body wood is imbuia
(ocotea porosa, sometimes called Brazilian walnut) and
the top is Carpathian 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. Sound ports allow the player
to hear better.
Decoration includes an ornate peg head to match the body
shape and silver hardware. Rosewood bindings, head veneers
and pick guard complement the rich, cool brown look.
The sound is rich and full yet crisp. Good for any type of
music including classical, Celtic, or bluegrass "chops".
The action is low and comfortable. Everyone who plays
it loves this mandolin!