“Completed in August of 2022, this mandola was a custom order and matches in appointments and coloring a recently made oval hole mandolin (#277) purchased by the same client, Mike Buesseler. It features:


  • Red maple figured sides and back
  • fully bound in classic ivoroid: top, back, headstock and fingerboard
  • Golden Age “Relic” tuners with ivoroid knobs in vintage nickel finish w/ matching tailpiece
  • 1 5/16″ width ebony nut
  • 15 3/4″ scale length
  • Shop made ebony adjustable bridge/saddle
  • Adjustable truss rod and 3 piece laminate neck construction
  • Soft “V” neck profile
  • 10″ Radiused fingerboard with MOP dots and side markers
  • oil varnish finish

“Hey Don,Well, the last of my visitors left today. Loved having them. Now, I’ll get some time with my new baby. I’m holding it right now, actually. I’m getting used to these strings. Both of my Pomeroys have such clear tones. Everyone who has heard them says that. It must be the bracing or something. Whatever it is, I love these sounds. Goes perfectly with the art and craftsmanship you put into them. Just exquisite beauty. After looking at the perfect shading (I don’t think I’d call it a sunburst) you get on these instruments, all the others look crude by comparison. Another masterpiece by Don Paine. Take a bow, Son.Mike”      Mike Buesseler, Sept.11 2022