Davidson Flat Top 'Birds Eye Maple'

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

An affordable hand built mandolin from Britains world class luthier Phil Davidson. The Phil Davidson Flat Top 'Birds Eye Maple' Mandolin is built to a high specification from the best 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 ivoroid binding and black and white purfling 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 fixed height rosewood bridge with a ‘Corian’ compensated saddle is fitted to the soundboard for maximum transmission of sound. The tailpiece is an 'A' plate type with slide off cover, it is designed to accept loop end strings.

Neck Assembly: The solid maple neck is precisely profiled for ease of playing; it has an internally fitted adjustable truss rod and a internal ebony strip. The rosewood fingerboard is fitted with seventeen 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 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

Last Posting Dates 2018 :

Royal Mail 2nd Class/Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For - Tuesday 18th December

Royal Mail 1st Class/Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For  - Thursday 20th December

Royal Mail Guaranteed Next Day Delivery - Friday 21st December

Royal Mail International Standard Europe - Friday 14th December

Royal Mail International Standard Rest of the World - Monday 10th December

DPD Next Day Delivery - Friday 21st December

DPD Two Day Delivery - Thursday 20th December

DPD Europe - Monday 17th December

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'.

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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