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ARCHTOP MANDOLIN - SOLD -

This recently completed archtop mandolin has now been sold. The next archtop should be available mid-2020.

You can see how much thought, love and care went into the making of the archtop in this series of YouTube videos

You can also see the creation of it in this build thread on the Acoustic Soundboard forum.

Below is its detailed specification. Please click on an image for the full, enlarged version.

If you are interested in my instruments, please feel free to email with any questions: info@navaguitars.co.uk

Specification

13 7/8" (352mm) Scale length, 30mm width @ nut (Tusq)

Figured Maple back with Brazilian rosewood sides fully bound in matching figured maple with green line detailing.

Sitka Spruce top plate, tone bar bracing and asymmetrical bound sound holes.

Top plate highlighted with decorative rope purflings

Figured Maple & Brazilian rosewood neck with carbon fibre stiffeners, Brazilian rosewood head overlay with inlaid Tahitian black pearl logo

Brazilian rosewood fretboard; compound radius, wide gold Evo frets and Tahitian black pearl markers

Detachable Brazilian rosewood finger rest (laminated with carbon fibre)

Brazilian rosewood bridge with Tusq saddle

Gotoh MA40 tuners (nickel with ivoroid buttons)

Nava handmade tailpiece with endpin jack socket

Twin JJB soundboard transducers

Set-up for D'Addario J74 strings (011, 015, 026, 040)