The very latest from Britains master luthier Phil Davidson ...Always in search of even greater perfection Phil has designed this mandolin with a unique soundhole shape. The elongated soundhole gives longer fiber length to the timber at the top and bottom of the soundhole ...this design gives a wider sound width for the bass notes and top treble notes of the mandolin.
We are delighted at 'Eagle Music' to add this special edition carved top mandolin to our line of world class quality instruments. Solid carved German spruce top & solid carved mahogany back & sides providing the sweetest tonal quality with exceptional power & volume.
Further Details: The finest hand-built mandolin in our listings. The Phil Davidson Style 1 ‘Carved Deluxe’ Mandolin is built to the highest specification from the best quality hand selected timbers.This high quality mandolin has a new bracing pattern unique to this master builder ... The volume of the instrument is exceptional! coupled with a warm but powerfull tone. A dream to play ... High quality Schaller plate geared tuners enhances the balance and feel of this precision instrument.
The Carved Body Assembly … The back and sides are built from solid carved hand selected mahogany, the back of the body measures 260mm (10.25”) x 340mm (13.375”attractive maple-wood binding and black and white purfling protects the front and back joints. The depth of the body is 51mm (2”). The carefully selected soundboard (top) is built from solid carved German spruce. A fixed height rosewood bridge with a ‘Corian’ compensated saddle is fitted to the soundboard for maximum transmission of sound. The heavily nickel-plated tailpiece is custom made by Phil Davidson and designed to accept loop end strings.
The Neck Assembly… The solid mahogany neck is precisely profiled for ease of playing; it has an internally fitted adjustable truss rod. The rosewood fingerboard is fitted with twenty one nickel silver frets precisely positioned, honed and polished. Pearl dot markers are inlaid at the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th & 15th frets …small cream side position marker dots are inlaid in the side of the rosewood fingerboard at the same positions.
The fingerboard has a fast smooth action. The precisely cut nut is made from natural bone. The ‘snake-head’ shape headstock is faced with rosewood and inlaid with a mother of pearl Davidson ‘D’ and ‘leaf’ insignia. The oval truss rod cover is hand crafted from rosewood. A set of Schaller high precision geared plate tuners are fitted for positive, trouble free tuning.
Finish: Natural satin