New • Walnut back and sides
Cedar top • Bocote F.B. & Bridge
Gold EVO frets • Serial number 004
This new Blues Hardware A-model is very nice, and shows off the new modified f-holes. These new design “sound ports” work so well that I’ll be surprised if more people don’t incorporate it in the future.
Maple peghead has Blues Hardware logo at top. Nickel Grover tuners with pearloid buttons. Bocote fingerboard with corner inlay fret markers. Maple pickguard. Bocote 2-pc adjustable bridge. Handmade metal base tailpiece with hardwood string spacers. Flamed Maple bindings around top and back edges of body and along fingerboard.
The elliptical “sound ports” are quite cool. They take the place of a normal f-hole by pushing the opening right to the binding and making the opening more 3-diminsional by lifting upward on the inside lip… gosh, its hard to accurately describe… best to look at the photos to see it better…
Anyway – this is a well-made handmade mandolin by our friend, Tom Sheehy. It works great and sounds great.
Comes with a good Case.