We all have our heroes. Some are musicians, but others are the builders behind those musicians, the sonic alchemists whose creations enable and inspire all of us. Lynn Dudenbostel achieved hero status long ago, his name inextricably linked to another musical hero of many, Chris Thile. But you knew all that already.
THIS is the sound to which nearly every mandolin maker aspires. It is that good. It is the sound we all have in our heads and hearts. Feels great too, with a 1920s neck profile coupled with a modern, radiused fingerboard.
Excellent overall condition, with only very minimal fretwear under the A string. We can't all sound quite like our musical heroes, but this mandolin sure does get us a little closer.
- Eastern red spruce top
- Flamed red maple back, sides, and neck
- Oil varnish finish w/French polish top coat
- 1920s neck profile
- Radiused fingerboard w/scooped fingerboard extension
- Abalone, flowerpot headstock inlay
- Ivoroid binding
- 1 1/16" nut width
- Engraved James tailpiece
- Waverly tuners
- Calton case
- Serial number 032