SN: 2PT 001
Spruce top. Beautiful birds-eye Maple sides, and figured Maple back. 2-pc. Birch neck. 2-pc. book-matched Maple peghead veneer with Blues Hardware logo at top. Bone nut. Jatoba radiused fingerboard with Maple binding and Maple pickguard. Nickel tuners. Hand-made adjustable 2-pc. bridge. Handmade tailpiece. Elliptical sound ports with Rosewood binding gives the mandolin a very unique and beautiful look.
The elliptical sound holes: These are a wonderful innovative design by Tom Sheehy. From the side of the mandolin the elliptical soundholes show an elegant “pucker”, almost like a half open fish’s mouth. Our photos don’t do them justice. Its almost as if Tom heated the Spruce top and bent the top edge of the soundhole upward in an arch… but these are carved this way and also bound with wooden binding.
Excellent sound and playability from an esteemed local Missoula builder.
$2395 w/ Gig Bag