This just completed in March of 2018, another “V” style mandolin and features a first time scroll carved onto the headstock, reminiscent of early Lyon and Healy models. My motivation to try this came from a custom order I received to build a mandocello with just this feature. I wanted to see what it might look like on a V style oval hole mandolin to start with. Upon completion, I admit to being quite taken by it.This may be one of the most unique oval hole mandolins I’ve made in a long time. As to this particular feature and what I’m guessing may be some eye-rolling out there among Bluegrassers, I’m actually hoping to build more like it. Check out the audio clip; very unique tone. Its not supposed sound like your F-5. But its crisp and punchy with resonance and volume that may surprise even hardened bluegrass players, but with a sweetness that’ll melt your heart. And it plays like butter.

Also features:

  • Colorado Englemenn spruce top, with V bracing
  • Golden Age “Relic” tuners in vintage brass finish
  • 1 3/16″ width ebony nut
  • Shop made ebony adjustable bridge/saddle
  • Golden Age vintage tailpiece in brass with Pomeroy “lady logo” in sliver
  • Adjustable truss rod and 3 piece laminate neck construction
  • Soft “V” neck profile
  • 10″ Radiused fingerboard with MOP dots and side markers
  • Semi-gloss nitro lacquer finish (gloss top)
  • Hardshell case
  • Full lifetime warranty

           offered at $2400