Features of A-2 Mandolin #180:

  • Pomeroy A-2 #180
  • Hand carved, Englemenn Spruce top
  • X bracing
  • Tortoise shell binding, top and back
  • Red Maple back sides and neck
  • 10″ radiused ebony fingerbaord with 6mm abalone dots
  • 1 3/16″ wide bone nut
  • “Soft V” shaped narrow neck profile
  • Pomeroy ebony bridge
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish in semi gloss
  • Golden Age, relic nickel tuners
  • Comes with hardshell case
  • Offered at $1800.00

As soon as I tuned up the A-2 and began playing it, seconds turned to minutes, and minutes to hours before I realized how much time had passed. What an absolute joy this mandolin is to play, and the sound is extraordinarily great, and I do mean to use superlatives here without hyperbole. You Sir, are a very talented luthier who has, no doubt earned his merit on the workbench. Set up is perfect for me, as it is low, but not too low. The craftsmanship is quite lovely and the appointments are simple but tasteful – And that’s me to a “T.” The sound is what really knocks me out. However you managed that, you managed it very well.

– Ron Tobias, owner #180, Eagle River, Alaska