Mandolin Glossary

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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.

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

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