This mandolin is the first to come out of our shop of it’s kind, made completely from wood harvested in the US. It features an artist grade, x-braced Adirondack Spruce top, Red Maple back, sides and neck and American Hornbeam fingerboard, headstock overlay, and bridge. Hornbeam, also known as Ironwood, is extremely dense and a good alternative to ebony. It’s an attractive chocolate color and we feel a great compliment to the natural coloring in this A-2. We’ve been fortunate to acquire an unusually large log of this native wood and are looking forward to using it in many more A-2’s and 4’s.

The tone is full, warm and quite volumous… everything you’d expect in a Pomeroy with an added crispness and even a bit of a pop, thanks mostly to the AD top and added tonal features of the hornbeam. This mandolin would play well in any setting.

This mandolin also features:

  • tortoise shell binding top and back
  • Golden Age “Relic” tuners
  • 1 3/16″ width bone nut
  • soft “V” neck profile
  • radiused fingerboard with MOP dots and side markers
  • traditional tailpiece with Pomeroy “lady logo” cast in sterling silver
  • satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • hardshell case
  • full lifetime warranty with satisfaction guaranteed!
  • Offered at $1800.00

Listen to A-2 Mandolin #90

She arrived in good shape and, once home I settled down with a pale ale and my new Pomeroy. My initial impressions are of a strong undercurrent of vintage Gibson Oval but there is also a subtle overlay of a more contemporary flavor with a gentle woody punch. She responds in a complex and enticing way to changes in dynamics and attack. This is an instrument with a complex character. I look forward to exploring her many nuances.

– Tom Wannenburg, owner #190