View Full Version : Another A-5

Graham McDonald
Mar-27-2018, 10:55pm
The second of this batch. Englemann soundboard and the back and sides of celery-top pine, a fairly heavy softwood from Tasmania, quite similar to Douglas fir (which is known here as Oregon pine for some reason). The neck is Black-heart sassafras (also from Tasmania) with a rosewood fingerboard and the head overlay from a piece of African blackwood cut from a chunk a friend gave me a few years back. Tortoiseshell celluloid binding, StewMac Golden Age tuners and an Ashton Bailey tailpiece.A bit lighter in sound than the Blackwood bodied mandolin and the Englemann left a little thicker than the really stiff Sitka on the other one.


Mar-28-2018, 6:11am
That's a beauty! :)

Mark Wilson
Mar-28-2018, 6:37am
Nice looking mandolin. The head overlay and the ff hole design are super :cool:

Steve Sorensen
Mar-28-2018, 9:12am
Nice clean design and execution.


Randi Gormley
Mar-28-2018, 10:21am
I like blondes and that's a beauty!