The classic combination of carved top and carved maple/sycamore back , along with a slightly larger
than standard body, give the “Tone” its distinctive sound.
It is open and loud – with great projection,  a rich bottom end and a bright and well defined high register.

This mandolin has evolved slowly over the past 25 years to become one of my most popular and lasting models.


European or Engelmann Spruce carved top
European Maple back and sides (carved back)
Handmade Shippey Rosette
Bound Ebony Fingerboard
Brazilian mahogany neck
Ebony bridge
Bone nut and saddle
Ebony binding to top and back
Headstock faced with Ebony.
Back of head Ebony

365 mm scale length
30 mm nut width
280 mm body width
9.5″ compound radius fingerboard (other radii and flat fingerboard optional)
Two way adjustable truss rod
Shippey tailpiece
Tuners: Mini black Gotoh enclosed tuners.

Price £3200
(case extra)

Binding Options

Ebony binding is fitted as standard. Bird’s eye maple is at additional cost.

Tuner Options