My latest mandolin is another A5, finished this time in a Golden Brown violin varnish. The latest builds have a violin-style internal lining in place of the usual slotted mahogany kerfings. this increases the ‘free area’ of top and bottom plates without a change in body size. This is a great sound mandolin that ‘plays like butter’. Really nice ‘corduroy’ finish on the top too.
A new addition to my V-Series range, this A4 mandolin has the same overall geometry as my A5 models. Built with an oval sound hole and cross bracing it has a rich, sonorous sound ideal for folk, old-time and jazz, whilst maintaining good presence and projection.