Rich, warm and complex tone.
My first Rosewood 10-string mandolins were commissioned by Ewan McPherson (Shooglenifty) and Peter Jan Daems (MANdolinMAN).
The design has evolved in some ways since then but is still essentially the same and has proved very popular.
It has a hand carved spruce top that provides a sweet tone, coupled with the rich, warm, almost reverb-like quality of Indian rosewood.
The Rosewood 10-string has a slightly longer scale than the 8 string models and is typically tuned CGDAE or DGDAE (low to high). This combines the range of both standard Mandolin and Tenor Mandola in one instrument.
European or Engelmann Spruce carved top
Indian rosewood back and sides
Brazilian Mahogany neck
Polished Ebony bridge
Ebony facing to front of head
Bone nut and saddle
365mm (14.4″)scale length
40mm (1.6″) nut width
315mm (12.4″) body width
12″ radius fingerboard
Two way adjustable truss rod
Many of the items in the above spec can be customised. Please contact me for more details.
Ewan Macpherson playing his Shippey 10-string mandolin. With Alasdair White and Aaron Jones
Audio Sample – Rosewood 10-string mandolin
fitted with D’Addario phosphur bronze wound strings (played by Paul Shippey)