Buchanan Mandolin - Spruce and Koa


A brilliant sounding and looking Hawaiian Koa mandolin from the excellent British luthier Thomas Buchanan. Finely appointed 'Flat Top' instrument with solid Hawaiian Koa back and sides and a solid European Sitka Spruce soundboard. Also features bird eye maple body binding.

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This instrument is finely appointed with grade 'AAA' solid timbers and fine workmanship including a Buchanan custom designed rosette, a rosewood heel cap and white fingerboard side top position markers. The headstock is faced in rosewood with the Buchanan insignia. The mahogany neck is fitted with a rosewood fingerboard and inlaid with mother of pearl dot markers.

It has a solid European spruce soundboard with a solid Hawaiian Koa back and sides.


Mandolin Type


Body Shape
A-Style (Teardrop)
Body Soundhole Shape
Round hole
Build Type
All Solid
Instrument Top
Solid Sitka Spruce
Hand Carved
Body Binding


Neck Material
Nut Material
Nut Width
1 3/16" (30mm)
Number of Frets
Scale Length
14" (356mm)


Headstock Type
Tuning Pegs
Open geared side tuners
Tuner Buttons
Black Plastic




Right or Left Handed
Right Handed

Customer reviews

5 / 5
1 review for Buchanan Mandolin - Spruce and Koa
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Brian Derry
Quality, hand-made instrument with a quality sound. If you are interested in the mandolin family Buchanan’s are well worth a try. Visit Eagle Music and be seduced!
Rated 5 out of 5

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