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mandola in Irish sycamore with spruce top (Maderas Barber Spain) and ebony finger board (USA)

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Mandolins – Prices From 1450.00 Euro for basic model

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this mandola was made in the early eighties .Solid top and back carved as with a violin . Top is spruce , back and sides maple , rosette ash

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Please visit and enjoy ALL  the pages on this website ( in the left hand margin of the opening page) and see the variety of items on offer. ALL are made by me and I’m not acting as an agent or a  shop for goods made somewhere else by other suppliers. All model names are registered and listed under my name .Be wary of so called good offers of Irish harps on certain websites as many of these instruments are not suitable for playing .If in doubt call me and I will advise you free of charge on the value of these instruments .

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P1040428 P1040429 P1040430Have a look at this fabulous wood! 50 years resting on top of the ground but under leaf cover to season slowly in the log.Irish yew over 250 years old.Cut to book match back , sides and necks for mandolin , busuki , tenor guitar and mandola. limited stock as you can imagine. This would be an exceptional instrument as this type of wood is very rare and can usually only be got in veneer format.

The size of the instrument belies the fact that forty five hours of work are involved to finish it . Any other woods can be used at the request of the costumer. I also do a larger version with a 450 mm string length, sometimes called a mandola or mando- cello.( see the page “busuky “) The normal four course stringing can be increased to five or six pairs.