"A" Style Mandolin

The mandolins that I am building are an "A" style, "F" hole model.

Standard features: Bone nut, ebony bridge, wood binding, wood finger rest, quality tuners, bound and arched fingerboard, shaded to a honey amber color and finished with a high quality hand-rubbed violin varnish.

I use only master grade, traditional violin family woods, that I have sawn from split bolts and air dried.

Back and sides woods: High curl Bigleaf Maple

Top wood: Englemann Spruce

Necks: High-curl Bigleaf Maple -- The necks have a 1/8" ebony insert for added strength and are 14 frets clear of the body. The fret scale is a 14" long scale.

Fingerboards and bridges: Ebony

Binding woods: Curl Maple with Ebony purfling.

Pickguard or finger rest: Quilt Big leaf Maple

Peghead overlay is cut from the same Quilt Maple as the finger rest.

Price for the "A" Mandolin is $3,500.

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mandolin front

mandolin front

manolin neck

mandolin back


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| jerry nolte

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