Brilliant, full, round tone with depth and liveliness from a house-fave, local builder. Excellent value in a modern, handmade oval-hole mandolin, to boot.
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781-860-0049 | 165 MASS. AVE. LEXINGTON MA
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This lovely, custom oval-hole A slightly predates Girouard's current model lineup, falling halfway between Studio and Ensemble appointment levels. We love the look of the vintage amber top set against the dark-burst back, sides, and neck, the paddle headstock and clamshell tailpiece further accentuating the 'teens Gibson mandolin vibe. While Max has captured the warm, open bass and ample sustain of the originals, this mandolin offers a more modern sense of single-note definition, pop and power.
The neck has a narrow feel, an aftermarket, light reshaping and speedneck treatment making for a fast, easy playing experience. If you have found the 1 3/16" nut on those old Gibsons a touch wide, the svelte neck on this mandolin will hold appeal.
Please note: used instruments are, well, used. We pride ourselves on thoroughly vetting, and carefully photographing, each pre-owned instrument we sell, but many of them carry subtle signs of handling that can escape even the most discerning eye. If you have questions about the condition of this instrument, we invite you to call us for an in-hand description. We're here to help!
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