New. 1 5/32" nut width. This is a great early mandolin from a local builder, Don Dryer. We have had the pleasure of watching Don's instruments evolve into beautifully crafted tone producers in just a few short years. Don is just one of those guys who gets great tone, but also has the near-perfect craftsmanship to go along with it. This is his mandolin number 6.
Strikingly beautiful highly figured Maple back, sides and neck. Red Spruce top. Tobacco sunburst finish. Fully multiple bound. Nickel hardware. Allen tailpiece. Tuners have ivoroid buttons. Radiused Ebony fingerboard with pearl dot position markers. 1 5/32" width at nut. Flowerpot inlaid in peghead with pearl and abalone. Ebony pickguard with white binding.
This is a fine mandolin... in fact I would say it is worlds beyond most builders for mandolin #6. It is very alive and resonant with no distractive unresolved tones. Great balance, great low G string. D string also has a strong bite. As and Es ring true. Depth, nuance, projection, strong chop... they're all here.