This traditionally designed, A-style mandolin is crafted from all solid spruce and maple.
The results of this design choice are fantastic tone, as well as a sophisticated look you'll love.
Bone nut, highly polished nickel silver frets and high quality, gold-plated Gotoh tuners and gold-plated tailpiece with leather insert. Bound rosewood peghead overlay with Kentucky script and "Mountain Rose" inlaid in pearl.
Solid, handcarved and graduated select spruce top and solid, handcarved select highly flamed maple back and sides.
Fine solid spruce and solid flamed maples are hand-selected at this level to assure that every instrument looks as good as it sounds.
Vintage-style ebony bridge with small adjustment screws and traditional 2-screw truss rod cover plate. dot position markers and modern extension over the body.
There are many styles of mandolin, but three are common, the Neapolitan or round-backed mandolin, the carved-top mandolin and the flat-backed mandolin.
The round-back has a deep bottom, constructed of strips of wood, glued together into a bowl.
The carved-top or arch-top mandolin has a much shallower, arched back, and an arched top—both carved out of wood.
The flat-backed mandolin uses thin sheets of wood for the body, braced on the inside for strength in a similar manner to a guitar.
Dependable, durable, and affordable, a mandolin such as this one is definitely worthy of a look.