New. Yet another fabulous mandolin from Montana builder Don Dryer. We continue to be impressed with Mr. Dryer's instruments. This one is number 7. Width at nut 1 5/32".
Beautifully figured maple back and sides. Maple neck. High grade red spruce top with tobacco sunburst. Fully multiple bound with black and ivoroid. Pearl dot position markers on gently radiused ebony fingerboard. Beautifully chosen pearl and abalone flowerpot inlay on peghead. Ebony pickguard. Nickel hardware. Ivoroid tuner buttons. Really a well-constructed and great-sounding mandolin.
We are proud to showcase local builders, and Mr. Dryer's mandolins are holding their own amongst the finest in the store. These mandolins have a solid chop to hold down steady rhythm. Their G and D strings have a great bite to them. The As and Es have that lyrical quality that sets the great mandolins apart from the rest. When you play tremolo on this mandolin, it really vibrates and comes alive. An excellent instrument.