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Davidson Carved Top Mandolin

Carved Top Mandolin
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An 'Eagle Music' special edition carved top mandolin from Britains world class master luthier Phil Davidson. Solid carved spruce top & solid carved mahogany back & sides providing the finest tonal quality with exceptional power & volume.
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Buy your Davidson Carved Top Mandolin from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

The finest hand built mandolin in our listings. The Phil Davidson ‘Carved Deluxe’ Mandolin is built to the highest specification from the best quality hand selected timbers.This high quality mandolin is braced and toned with the secrets of a 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 Norway 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 PD and designed to accept loop end strings.

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 High Gloss

Scale Length: 352mm (13.85”)
Width at nut: 30.00mm (1.181”)
Overall Length: 635mm (25.00”)
Weight Approx: 0.879kg (1lb 15oz)


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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