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New Shanti Parlor Guitar Body Octave Mandolin

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     New. Beautiful made-in-Montana octave mandolin from boutique builder Michael Hornick. For well over 30 years, Shanti Guitars have been a top handmade instrument around the world. Mr. Hornick recently moved to our area and we are pleased to showcase his instruments.
     Red Spruce top. Gorgeous quilted Western Big Leaf Maple back and sides. Maple neck. Brazilian Rosewood rosette, bridge, and peghead overlay. Intricate Paua abalone and ebony bindings showing on top. Binding line showing on sides appears to be rosewood, with beautiful matching heelcap.  Black-white-black lines of binding showing on back inside rosewood line. Wooden marketry strip in center of back and end strip. Ebony radiused fingerboard has abalone music note inlays with abalone bird that matches peghead inlay at 12th fret. Fingerboard is bound with rosewood. Titanium frets. Bone nut and saddle with bone bridgepins. Solid pearl buttons on gold tuners. Ebony/abalone strap button installed on heel. Rosewood/abalone button on end. Two soundports have been installed on this octave mandolin, with matching quilted maple covers. The soundports are meant to allow more tone to travel to the player's ear and indeed the instrument seems louder when they are open. Both soundports have just a couple lines of very miniscule finish checking near their openings, not visible at all when covers are on and very minor and hard to see when covers are open.
     This is a beautiful instrument crafted to the highest of aesthetic and performance standards, with top grade materials. Its tone is big and warm, and pleasantly soft. A joy to play. Brand new and yet wide open, this instrument will continue to improve. We know its owner will cherish it for years to come.

$5,000.00 w/ New Ameritage Case

Shipping Cost: $50.00
* Domestic US Ground with insurance