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MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
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Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay (080256-MF5)   STATUS - NOW AVAILABLE - Email or Phone to Order
Hand-made F5 Mandolin with detailed dragons design abalone and mother of pearl inlay. Lovely sunburst finish. Solid Canadian spruce sound board with abalone and mother of pearl purfling. Solid, hand-carved air-dried maple back and sides with superb eagle design inlay. Sraight, air-dried maple neck. Rosewood fingerboard and headboard with detailed inlay. Ebony bridge with adjustable buffalo bone saddle. Buffalo bone nut. Carved ebony tuner knobs. Black lockable hard case with plush interior. Originally from Bruceweiart Musical Instrument Workshop in Vietnam.

"CUSTOM MADE, ALL HAND-CRAFTED WORK!

It took over seventy days to produce this work of art and craftmanship!

We did the inlaid work with the gorgeous natural abalone and mother of pearl on our products , all inlays are hand crafted , no CNC machine cutting

This is not like lesser quality products you may find elsewhere on eBay. Excellent luthiery craftsmanship was used in creating both its structural and cosmetic appointments. The sound is very beautiful, full, and bright with the great sound characteristics for which solid maple and spruce are renowned. It not just another good looking Mandolin. In addition to its ornate beauty, you will be quite surprised with its outstanding sound quality. It's also a unique gift for your familial, lover, friend ........ and ..... make your dream come true - your own hand-carved art-inlay F5 Mandolin."

(from Bruceweiart Product Info)

  MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
All MandoHarp Inlaid F5 Mandolins come with a lockable hard shell case, a MandoHarp Velvet Instrument Bag and a MandoHarp Polishing Cloth.
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F5-Style

Instruments with a body shape based on the Gibson F-5 most famously played by Bill Monroe, the father of Bluegrass. Three points to the body with the top one scrolled. The classic bluegrass mandolin shape. For a good introduction to mandolin body styles see the answers.com entry for mandolin.

Report for this particular instrument
Originally from Bruceweiart Musical Instruments. Received in excellent condition. Required new bridge, setup for intonation and minor nut and filing. No other work needed. Fretwork excellent on this instument. Tested okay to offer for sale. Tested and setup by Barry Usher at Kingo Instruments in Casino and 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 for over forty years. He currently sings and plays harmonica, mandolin, mandola etc. 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 engineer and 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 710 28
Body Width 260 10 1/4
Body Depth at scroll 70 2 3/4
Nut Width 32 1 1/4
Scale Length 362 14 1/4
  MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay

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 in striking dragons design.
Fretboard Dark rosewood with mother of pearl and abalone inlay
Neck Solid air-dried straight maple
Tuner Knobs Carved mother of pearl
Truss Rod Adjustable
Headboard Solid air-dried dark rosewood
Nut Buffalo bone
Bridge and Saddle Rosewood bridge with adjustable buffalo bone saddle
Tailpiece Brass square and arcs design.
Case Black lockable case with dark brown plush interior. Protective rubber strips and metal feet.
  MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
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MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
MandoHarp - Hand Made 'Abalone Dragon' F-5 Mandolin with Abalone and Mother of Pearl Inlay
About MandoHarp

At MandoHarp we play the instruments we sell! Each of our musician and craft associates has over thirty years experience within their area of expertise. MandoHarp supplies and repairs reed and string instruments for local music shops and individual musicians - we sell to our friends. At MandoHarp our pimary areas of expertise are Mandolins and Harmonicas, hence our name. We also have contracted associates who work with a wide range of instruments, especially folk. This is our first foray onto the internet and we look forward to meeting many new musical friends here. At MandoHarp we appreciate fine instruments and we want you to have them!

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 workshop in Nambucca Heads, near Coffs Harbour on the NSW North Coast.

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