MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin

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MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
"Abalone Birds" Hand-Carved F5-Style Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
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"Abalone Birds" Hand-Carved F5-Style Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay (070656-MF5) STATUS - SOLD
Hand-made F5 Mandolin with detailed birds design abalone and mother of pearl inlay. Lovely dark 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 bird of paradise design inlay. Sraight, air-dried maple neck. Rosewood fingerboard and headboard with detailed inlay. Dark rosewood pickguard with abalone and mother of pearl inlay. Ebony bridge with adjustable buffalo bone saddle. Buffalo bone nut. Carved ebony tuner knobs. Brown lockable hard case with black plush interior. Originally from Antoniotsai's Guitar and Mandolin Arts. Antoniotsai has workshops in Taiwan, Vietnam and Canada.
"This new beautifully inlaid F5-style mandolin was designed by Antoniotsai. It was hand inlaid with several hundred pieces of abalone and mother-of-pearl by a renowned luthier on Tony's workshop team. Antoniotsai is an internationally-renknowned Taiwanese inlay artist and luthier. He is also a master repairman and restore of museum pieces. This mandolin has a beautifully bright, sweet sound with plenty of volume.

This instrument is hand made of solid woods No plywood is used in its construction and only the finest materials were used in its construction. No compromises were made, no corners were cut. We strive to make every instrument's voice loud, clear, and distinctive. This can only happen with solid wood instruments.Please be aware that solid wood instrument are highly sensitive to changes in humidity, temperature and to any sort of trauma (impact). They should be placed in their case anytime they are not being played."

(from Antoniotsai product information)

 

MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin

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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 Antoniotsai - made in Vietnam. Received in excellent condition. Required fret dressing, bridge fitting to sound board, bridge setup for intonation, and minor nut and bridge saddle filing. No other work needed. Tested okay to offer for sale. Inital testing and setup by Tim O'Dea at Tim O'Dea Guitars in Corindi. Final testing by Dane Clarke at the workshops of MandoHarp Australia in Nambucca Heads.

Specifications for this particular instrument

Dimensions

Measurement mm inches
Overall Length 710  28
Body Width 253 10
Body Depth 63 2 1/2
Nut Width 29 1 1/8
Scale Length 353 13 7/8
  MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin

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 rosewood with beautiful mother of pearl and abalone inlay
Fretboard Dark rosewood with mother of pearl and abalone inlay
Neck Solid air-dried straight rosewood
Truss Rod Adjustable truss rod
Truss Rod Cover Ebony with mother of pearl inlay
Headboard Solid air-dried dark rosewood
Nut Buffalo bone
Bridge and Saddle Ebony bridge with adjustable buffalo bone saddle
Tailpiece Cast brass crown design
Case Brown lockable case with black plush interior. Protective rubber strips and metal feet. Accessories compartment with lid.
FREE - Warranty

All MandoHarp instruments bought at a Buy it Now price now include a FREE, 6-month, return-to-base warranty against defects in parts and workmanship included in the Buy it Now price. Extended warranties and warranties for Auction purchases are also available for an addtional fee.

RETURNS POLICY - MandoHarp Australia eBay Returns Policy increased to 14 days

Our MandoHarp eBay Returns Policy has now been doubled in length from 7 to 14 days. Please see our eBay Returns Policy listing at the bottom of all our item descriptions.

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MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin

 

MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin

 

MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Abalone Birds' Hand-Carved Inlaid F5-Style Mandolin

About MandoHarp

At MandoHarp we play the instruments we sell! Each of our musician and craft associates has over thirty years experience within their area of expertise. MandoHarp supplies and repairs reed and string instruments for local music shops and individual musicians - we sell to our friends. At MandoHarp our pimary areas of expertise are Mandolins and Harmonicas, hence our name. We also have contracted associates who work with a wide range of instruments, especially folk. This is our first foray onto the internet and we look forward to meeting many new musical friends here. At MandoHarp we appreciate fine instruments and we want you to have them!

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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