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MandoHarp - 'Eagle' Hand-Made F5 Mandola with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
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MandoHarp - 'Eagle' Hand-Made F5 Mandola with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
'Eagle' Hand-Made F5 Mandola with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
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"Eagle" Hand-Made F5 Mandola with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay (070278-MDF)  
STATUS - NOW AVAILABLE

Hand-made F5 Mandola with detailed abalone and mother of pearl inlay. Lovely sunburst finish. Solid Canadian spruce sound board with abalone and mother of pearl purfling. Solid, hand-carved air-dried maple back and sides with superb eagle design inlay. Sraight, air-dried maple neck. Rosewood fingerboard and headboard with detailed inlay. Ebony bridge with adjustable buffalo bone saddle. Buffalo bone nut. Carved mother of pearl tuner knobs. Black lockable hard case with plush blue interior. Originally from Taisamlu (Sam Musical Instrument Worksop). Taisamlu has workshops in Taiwan and Vietnam.

"Are You Looking For An Ideal & Affordable F5-Style Mandoa? Here It Is! Great Materials--Maplewood, Rosewood and Spuce . Great Sound & Refined Inlays.

THIS IS AN ELEGANT BRAND-NEW AND ELABORATELY HANDCRAFTED F-5 MANDOLA WITH HIGH-QUALITY MATERIALS , VERY FANTASTIC INLAYS AND GREAT SOUND."

(from Taisamlu product information)

 

'Eagle' Hand-Made F5 Mandola with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay

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F5-Style

Instruments with a body shape based on the Gibson F-5 most famously played by Bill Monroe, the father of Bluegrass. Three points to the body with the top one scrolled. The classic bluegrass mandolin shape. For a good introduction to mandolin body styles see the answers.com entry for mandolin.

Report for this particular instrument

Originally from Taisamlu. Received in excellent condition. Required bridge setup for intonation and minor nut and bridge saddle filing. No other work needed. Fretwork excellent on this instument. Tested okay to offer for sale. Tested and setup by Dane Clarke and Clive Little at the workshops of MandoHarp Australia in Nambucca Heads.

About the Tester

Dane is a professional systems engineer, academic and musician who has played harmonica for over forty years. He currently plays harmonica and mandolin with a celtic/folk/blues band, Headland and a celtic/gypsy band, The Gypsy Tarts. Dane has researched and practiced instrument maintenance, repair and tuning in earnest for the last five years or so (since retiring from full-time professional work), and during this time has often been privileged to meet and learn from some of Australia's premier artists and technicians. On the qualifications side of things, Dane has undergraduate degrees in Engineering and Business, and post-graduate qualifications in Information Technology and Education. He works as a part-time academic these days and though he loves teaching computer engineering he enjoys himself much more when working on instruments and playing music!

FEATURES
Specifications for this particular instrument

Dimensions

Measurement mm inches
Overall Length 870  34 1/4
Body Width 320 12 5/8
Body Depth 70 2 3/4
Nut Width 35 1 3/8
Scale Length 462 18 1/4
 
MandoHarp - 'Eagle' Hand-Made F5 Mandola with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay

Construction Materials

Component Material
Sound Board Solid, hand-carved,  air-dried Canadian spruce with mother of pearl and abalone inlay.
Purfling Green abalone and mother of pearl.
Side and Back Board Hand-carved, solid, air-dried maple with beautiful mother of pearl and abalone inlay
Fretboard Dark rosewood with mother of pearl and abalone inlay
Neck Solid air-dried straight maple
Headboard Solid air-dried dark rosewood
Nut Buffalo bone
Bridge and Saddle Ebony bridge with adjustable buffalo bone saddle
Tailpiece Cast brass scroll design
Case Black lockable case with blue plush interior. Protective rubber strips and metal feet.
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MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola

 

MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola

MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola
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MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola
MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola
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MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola
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MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola

 

 

MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola

MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola

 

MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola
MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola
MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola
MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola
MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola
MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola
MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola
MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola
MandoHarp - Hand-Made Inlaid F5 Mandola

About MandoHarp Instruments

All MandoHarp instruments are tracked from the moment of their original creation or purchase. Each instrument is assessed by an expert musician when received and again before offering it for sale. A brief report is written and stored in our database for each item, noting paticularly our expert assessment on receipt, any work performed on the instrument and its final condition.

Personal Service

At MandoHarp we like to get to know our customers - we're musicians and we like to get to know other musicians. We love to talk with musicians whenever possible [probably a bit too much! :)]. And especially musicians who are interested in our instruments. Please feel more than welcome to email (info@mandoharp.com) or phone us (61- 2-65685545) to discuss your music at any time.

Inspections, trials and pickup by prior arrangement are welcome at our workshops in Nambucca Heads, near Coffs Harbour on the NSW North Coast.

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