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Davidson Davidson Birds Eye Maple Custom Flat Top Mandolin

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Hand built from all solid timbers by Phil Davidson. The Flat Top 'Birds Eye Maple' Custom has a solid spruce top with birds eye maple back and sides. Ebony fingerboard and Ebony bridge topped with natural bone. It has A clear warm toned mandolin with a powerful projection
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Buy your Davidson Davidson Birds Eye Maple Custom Flat Top Mandolin from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

From Britains world class luthier Phil Davidson.

The Phil Davidson Flat Top 'Birds Eye Maple Custom' Mandolin is built to a high specification from the finest quality hand selected timbers.The mandolin is braced and toned with the secrets of a master builder ... The tone is warm, clear with excellent projection. The fast action neck is a joy to play ... Gotoh plate geared tuners enhances the balance and feel of this quality mandolin.

The Body Assembly: The back and sides are built from solid hand selected birds eye maple, the back of the body measures 265mm (10.7/16”) x 340mm (13.375” attractive  black binding protects the front and back joints. The depth of the body is 55mm (2.3/16”). The carefully selected soundboard (top) is built from solid Norway spruce., a plectrum faux tortoise shell pick guard is fitted to the sound bosrd for protection. A fixed height ebony bridge with a bone compensated saddle is fitted to the soundboard for maximum transmission of sound. The tailpiece is a custom Davidson, it is designed to accept loop end strings.

Neck Assembly: The three piece maple neck is spliced with a central ebony strip precisely profiled for ease of playing; it has an internally fitted adjustable truss rod . The ebony  fingerboard is fitted with eighteen nickel silver frets precisely positioned, honed and polished. Pearl dot markers are inlaid at the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th & 15th frets …small white side position marker dots are inlaid in the side of the rosewood fingerboard at the same positions.

The fingerboard: Has a fast smooth action ebony fingerboard. The precisely cut nut is made from natural bone. The ‘snake-head’ shape headstock is faced with Ebony and inlaid with a mother of pearl Davidson ‘D’ and ‘leaf’ insignia. The oval truss rod cover is hand crafted from ebony. A set of Gotoh precision geared plate tuners are fitted for positive, trouble free tuning.

Finish: Natural satin
Scale Length: 355mm (13.85”)
Width at nut: 30.00mm (1.181”)
Overall Length: 675mm (26.57")
Weight Approx: 0.742g


Instrument Body Shape 'A' or Teardrop Style
Instrument Body Type Hand Carved All Solid
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag None
Delivery & Returns

  Royal Mail announce changes to Special Delivery and Customer Service Points.
In light of the recent advice given by the government regarding COVID-19, please be aware of the following announcement from Royal Mail advising of changes to their services.

Special Deliveries.

Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes.

For items posted from Tuesday 31 March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*.

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using DPD Local Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DPD Local do not collect from us at the Weekend.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.


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