Mandolins | A Style & F Style
Mandolins are one of our most popular instruments here at Eagle Music. We supply a wide range of quality mandolins for the beginner through to the accomplished player from brands including Eastman, Weber, Prucha, Davidson, Erin, Buchanan, Seagull, Gold Tone, Ozark, Tanglewood and more. Some mandolins are also available as starter packs.
Mandolins are used in all types of music these days and are popular in folk, Irish, bluegrass, rock and jazz music plus many other genres. Generally available in 2 main body styles, A style mandolins (teardrop) and F style mandolins (more decorative) and also 3 different build types, carved top (same build style as a violin and the most popular build type), flat top which is tradition design, popular amongst the folkies and the Neapolitan style with its bowl or round back design. Whether it is an all laminate beginners model, solid top step up mandolin or a top of the range hand made and hand carved model, we have instruments to suit all players. We also offer a great choice of mandolin beginners packs.
Fitted with 8 strings which consist of 4 lots of 2 strings of the same gauge or in ‘unison’, mandolins are most commonly picked with a plectrum rather than fingerpicked like the guitar. Playability is paramount with any instrument but especially with the mandolin with it having 8 strings, short scale, narrow neck and fingerboard.
If you’re looking for advice on buying a new mandolin then why not read through our mandolin buying guide which is likely to answer many questions that you may have, of course we’re always happy to take your call and discuss your needs. We also have a great section on our website offering general mandolin advice so please check that out too, we provide advice on mandolin maintenance, strings, plectrums and more.
With our complimentary premier mandolin setup for the best playability and tone, each mandolin will be ready to play the day you receive it.