Mandolin - Cranked Front

Mandolin - Cranked Front

 The front is cranked .. bent .. just behind the bridge which increases the break angle of the strings and hence the pressure on the saddle, this increases the sound energy transferred to the soundboard and hence the volume and to an extent the tone Mahogany back and sides. Sitka Spruce front with round soundhole and line of Abalone with contrasting black and white veneers. Two part laminated Mahogany neck with Rosewood veneered peghead fitted with Gotoh 4-in-line tuners. Decorated with “David Oddy” brand and “Vine” inlay all in Mother-of-Pearl Maple bindings with contrasting veneers between all boards and bindings Setup with Elixir 10-34 strings and tuned GDAE. Scale length of 13 ⅞”  / 352mm supplied with hard case Prices start from £900 go here for a Flat Back Mandolin
David Oddy & Son Luthiers Home of the ‘Oddy Mandocello’ Makers of Handmade Customised Acoustic Guitars & Mandolins
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