Mandolins

In my mandolins I look for a rich, versatile and dynamic tone.  Top material is usually Finnish spruce.

LR1

This is a flattop, flatback, roundhole mandolin. Tone is wide, bright, balanced and clear. This model has X-bracing and a small neck angle. Small angle means less downward pressure to the top which allows me to build it light and delicate.

Neck heel is integrated to the body, which helps upper neck playing.

Technical information:

  • Scale: 352,4 mm
  • Neck width at nut: 30 or 32 mm
  • Neck width at 12th fret: 39 mm
  • String pitch at bridge: 38 or 40 mm
  • Top: European spruce or sitkaspruce
  • Back and sides: selection of woods
  • Neck: selection of woods
  • Fretboard: ebony
  • Bridge: ebony
  • Nut and saddle: Finnish moose bone
  • Tuners: Schaller or Elite
  • Finish: nitro, polyurethane or natural resin varnish

AO1

This model is based on the famous A-model from early 1900s. There’s more middle range stuff and projection than in a flat top model. I prefer X-bracing here.

You can choose between high or low top arching. Higher arch gives the mandolin delicate and transparent sound as the low arch will give it power and crunch.

Neckheel is integrated to the body.

Technical information:

  • Scale: 352,4 mm
  • Neck width at nut: 30 or 32 mm
  • Neck width at 12th fret: 39 mm
  • String pitch at bridge: 38 or 40 mm
  • Top: European spruce
  • Back and sides: European flamed maple
  • Neck: European flamed maple
  • Fretboard: ebony
  • Bridge: ebony, adjustable
  • Nut and saddle: Finnish moose bone
  • Tuners: Schaller , Elite or Grover
  • Finish: nitro, polyurethane or natural resin varnish

AR3

The outline of this model is similar to AO1. The top is a bit different. 3 soundholes allow a big, solid, vibrating surface. Bracing is done with 2 longitudinal bars.

Compared to the model with oval shape soundhole, AR3 gives more a tighten bass. Trebles are very toneful and versatile and have a long sustain.

You can choose the height of the top arching also for this model.

Neckheel is intergrated to the body.

Technical information:

  • Scale: 352,4 mm
  • Neck width at nut: 30 or 32 mm
  • Neck width at 12th fret: 39 mm
  • String pitch at bridge: 38 or 40 mm
  • Top: European spruce
  • Back and sides: European flamed maple
  • Neck: European flamed maple
  • Fretboard: ebony
  • Bridge: ebony, adjustable
  • Nut and saddle: Finnish moose bone
  • Tuners: Schaller or Elite
  • Finish: nitro, polyurethane or natural resin varnish

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