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Bickford
Zarh Myron Bickford was one of the foremost players, composers and teachers of his time, and is best known for authoring The Bickford Mandolin Method.

Bowlback
Any mandolin of traditional lute-like construction in having a back or "bowl" comprised of several strips or "ribs" of hardwood.

Bridge
A mandolin bridge is the structural component where the strings rest near the area where the notes would be plucked with the pick.

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