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Number 209

Number 209 is a classical style mandolin with 3-piece deep back and flat top. The body is reddish maple and the top is Alaskan yellow cedar, a very stable wood. Trim is reddish wood and veneer, with slot head gold Rubner tuners and gold frets. Scale is 13-3/4". The sound is balanced, not too mellow but not as bright as some Italian bowl-back instruments. Action is low and easy to play with Thomastik flat wound strings. It has my usual bolt-on adjustable neck, internal compression brace, 2-way truss rod and side port.

$3300 (with soft case)

Video of this instrument being played by Roger Landes