Exceptional Condition • SN: 00437
1- 1/8″ Width at Nut • 1-Pc. Back • Radiused Fingerboard
This Sawchyn 0-2c oval hole mandolin is a beautiful and very well made instrument. Built as a salute to Gibson’s historic F-4’s. Handsome Sienna brown/gold color. Fully bound with Ivoroid bindings, with accent lines seen on peghead face, and top and back of body, and pickguard. Ebony peghead overlay has Sawchyn logo at top, and Abalone “Flowerpot” at center. Ebony truss rod cover near nut. Pearl nut. Radiused Ebony fingerboard has large Pearl dot inlay markers. Fingerboard has a shorter version of the traditional double-cut extension out over the soundhole. Ebony pickguard with side-mount hardware and multiple binding. Loar-style Ebony 2-Pc. adjustable bridge. Allen tailpiece. Ebony armrest.
Highly figured 1-Pc. Maple back, Maple sides. Highly figured Maple neck. The neck is a “V” profile with excellent rounding. Blackened back of peghead. Elaborate soundhole rosette that mimics an old F-4 with large band of Ivoroid bordered by wooden Hound’s tooth marquetry, and inside of soundhole is bound with Ivoroid.
The tone is strong and clear. Comes with hard case.