A sweet toned mandolin balanced with a slightly woody resonant bottom end.

The classic combination of carved top and carved, maple back give the “Tone” its distinctive sound.

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

The top is hand-carved from Spruce that rings like bell, having been split from the log to ensure a beautiful straight grain. The front and back are bound in ebony, which is also used for the bridge, head facing, the handmade truss rod cover and the fingerboard.

 



Specification

European or Engelmann Spruce carved top
Flame European or English Sycamore 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 Indian Rosewood

356 mm scale length
30 mm nut width
270 mm body width
9.5″ compound radius fingerboard (other radii and flat fingerboard optional)
Two way adjustable truss rod
Cast bronze Allen tailpiece. (Bill James tailpiece optional) see options below
Grover gold 309 tuners. Other tuners optional, see below

Price £1950

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TOP COLOUR OPTIONS

TOP COLOUR OPTIONS

BACK COLOUR OPTIONS

BACK COLOUR OPTIONS

TAILPIECE OPTIONS

TAILPIECE OPTIONS

TUNER OPTIONS

TUNER OPTIONS