I think there may be a few others doing the odd ball A style (or two point with lap point) but I can't recall seeing one on a production model since the Rigel Gypsy Q (which I loved). #There may be some less expensive imports with an A body and a point...
Regarding the scroll. #I like a well executed one. There are some fine examples posted by folks... but I'm finding myself more drawn to less florentine models. #My next mando is going to be a L&H Style A inspired instrument by Brian Dean. #No body scroll or lap point but asymetrical points and a headstock fiddle head scroll. #I find that model and a really well executed three point oval hole to be the height of mando beauty and stylings. #On a utilitarian (and wallet basis) the plain A is great for me. #
I don't know if the body scroll gives anything to tone (given same builder and materials with two different styles is this b/c of the scroll or just two variant instruments having slightly different tones)? #I'm not a good enough player to hear it or afford it if there is a difference on high end instruments. #I also feel the A balances better with less mass in the headstock (so why get the fiddle head scroll... vanity I guess). #If wishes were mandos, my next "dream" instrument would be a Brentrup black face, red backed, 3 point oval hole with Mike Blohm's repro Handel tuner knobs. #Hans' take on this with the pickguard that is scalloped to follow the extension is on a different plane...
I do think a lot of new players are in a big rush to get a scroll to look the part and spend money on aesthetics instead of a better build but... If they dig the scroll they'll practice more and play better.
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