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MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin
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MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin
"Bird Flower" Hand-Made A-Style Mandolin with Abalone and Mother-of-Pearl Inlay
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"Bird Flower" Hand-Made A-Style Mandolin with Abalone and Mother-of-Pearl Inlay (080179-MA)  

STATUS - SOLD

Hand-made A-Style, F-Hole mandolin with detailed decorative bird and floral design in abalone and mother of pearl inlay. Lovely blonde sunburst face and beatifully inlaid maple rear. Solid Canadian spruce sound board with abalone and mother of pearl purfling. Solid, hand-carved maple back and sides with superb inlays. Sraight maple neck. Rosewood fingerboard and headboard with detailed inlay. Adjustable-height rosewood bridge with rosewood saddle. Buffalo bone nut. Carved mother of pearl tuner knobs. Brown lockable hard case with plush black interior. Originally from Antoniotsai's Guitar and Mandolin Arts. Antoniotsai has workshops in Taiwan, Vietnam and Canada.

"This new beautifully inlaid A-style mandolin was designed by Antoniotsai. It was hand inlaid with several hundred pieces of abalone and mother-of-pearl by a renowned luthier on Tony's workshop team. Antoniotsai is an internationally-renknowned Taiwanese inlay artist and luthier. He is also a master repairman and restore of museum pieces. This mandolin has a beautifully bright, sweet sound with plenty of volume.

This instrument is hand made of solid woods No plywood is used in its construction and only the finest materials were used in its construction. No compromises were made, no corners were cut. We strive to make every instrument's voice loud, clear, and distinctive. This can only happen with solid wood instruments.Please be aware that solid wood instrument are highly sensitive to changes in humidity, temperature and to any sort of trauma (impact). They should be placed in their case anytime they are not being played."

(from Antoniotsai product information)

 

'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin

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A-Style

Instruments with a teardrop or A-shaped body. For a good introduction to mandolin body styles see the answers.com entry for mandolin.

Report for this particular instrument

Originally from Antoniotsai's Guitar and Mandolin Arts. Received in excellent condition. Required fret dressing, bridge fitting to sound board, bridge setup for intonation, and minor nut and bridge saddle filing. No other work needed. Tested okay to offer for sale. Testing and setup by Dane Clarke at the workshops of MandoHarp Australia in Nambucca Heads.

About the Tester

Dane is a professional systems engineer, academic and musician who has played harmonica for over forty years. He currently plays harmonica and mandolin with a celtic/folk/blues band, Headland and a celtic/gypsy band, The Gypsy Tarts. Dane has researched and practiced instrument maintenance, repair and tuning in earnest for the last five years or so (since retiring from full-time professional work), and during this time has often been privileged to meet and learn from some of Australia's premier artists and technicians. On the qualifications side of things, Dane has undergraduate degrees in Engineering and Business, and post-graduate qualifications in Information Technology and Education. He works as a part-time academic these days and though he loves teaching computer engineering he enjoys himself much more when working on instruments and playing music!

FEATURES
Specifications for this particular instrument

Dimensions

Measurement mm inches
Overall Length
685 
27
Body Width
254
10
Body Depth
56
2 1/4
Nut Width
29
1 1/8
Scale Length
356
14
 
MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin

Construction Materials

Component Material
Sound Board Solid, hand-carved, air-dried Canadian spruce.
Purfling Green abalone and mother of pearl.
Side and Back Board Hand-carved, solid, air-dried maple with beautiful mother-of-pearl and abalone inlay
Fretboard Rosewood with mother-of- pearl and abalone inlay
Frets 21
Neck Solid air-dried straight rosewood
Headboard Rosewood with abalone and mother-of-pearl inlay
Nut Buffalo bone
Pickguard Rosewood with abalone and mother-of-pearl inlay
Bridge and Saddle Ebony bridge with adjustable buffalo bone saddle
Tailpiece Gold finish
Case Brown lockable case with black plush interior. Protective rubber strips and metal feet.
MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin

MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin
MandoHarp - 'Bird Flower' Hand-Made Inlaid A-Style Mandolin

About MandoHarp Instruments

All MandoHarp instruments are tracked from the moment of their original creation or purchase. Each instrument is assessed by an expert musician when received and again before offering it for sale. A brief report is written and stored in our database for each item, noting paticularly our expert assessment on receipt, any work performed on the instrument and its final condition.

Personal Service

At MandoHarp we like to get to know our customers - we're musicians and we like to get to know other musicians. We love to talk with musicians whenever possible [probably a bit too much! :)]. And especially musicians who are interested in our instruments. Please feel more than welcome to email (info@mandoharp.com) or phone us (61- 2-65685545) to discuss your music at any time.

Inspections, trials and pickup by prior arrangement are welcome at our workshops in Nambucca Heads, near Coffs Harbour on the NSW North Coast.

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