New. Made in Helena, Montana by Tom Sheehy, who is known for his innovative building style. 16" scale. 1 5/16" width at nut.
Back and sides made of Pacific Madrone (madrona). Nicely grained oval-hole redwood top. Mr. Sheehy harvests his own wood in the Pacific Northwest. Maple neck. Flamed maple back binding, visible from sides. Jatoba fingerboard has corian position markers and comfortable radius. Bone nut. Beautiful madrona pickguard, suspended by carbon fiber. Top is not bound, but overhangs the sides, like a violin edge with multiple purfling lines like a violin would have inside the top edge. Very cleverly made parts: handmade bridge, pickguard, tailpiece, etc. Jatoba adjustable bridge with gold adjuster wheels. Powder coated tailpiece has removeable corian cover for easy stringing and has blues hardware engraved. Madrona heelcap and peghead overlay with stylish corian inlay. Another unique feature of this mandola is a 20-ply wood strap attachment bolted to the bass side, which allows for multiple styles of strap, including F-style loopend straps. Nickel tuners with pearloid buttons.
This is a uniquely designed and handbuilt instrument. We have been very impressed with Blues Hardware mandolas and we are proud to showcase our Western Montana builders and their fine products. This instrument has the tinkerbell highs of a mandolin with the extra deep wood of the low C strings. It's a big sound and very rewarding to play. A rich and responsive mandola.