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
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!