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updated 24-Sep-2008

Number 99

This is a mandola with carved top and back, F-holes, and an asymmetrical 2-point shape. The body wood is curly narra (pterocarpus indicus, AKA New Guinea rosewood) and the top is red 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. Comes with both an adjustable bridge and a solid non-adjustable bridge.

Decoration includes an ornate peg head to match the body shape, gold hardware, and fancy Paua abalone inlays. Warm orange lacquer is wet sanded for a satin look. Ebony bindings, head veneers and pick guard complement the rich, warm appearance.

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 mandola!