A Model Mandolin

The venerable A Model mandolin is a proven design that has stood the test of time. At its introduction in 1905, the Gibson A-4 mandolin was a radical departure from the traditional bowl back mandolins popular at the time. The variety of options including top bracing, apertures, and tone wood selection make the A Model mandolin suitable to most any musical style. Standard materials include: Sitka spruce, bigleaf maple, ebony, and ivoroid binding with contrasting purfling.


Standard Features

• Hand carved spruce top

• X bracing or parallel tone bars

• F holes or oval soundhole

• Hand carved figured maple back with matching sides

• Figured maple neck with adjustable truss rod

• Bound body and peghead with contrasting purfling

• Single bound ebony fingerboard

• Ebony peghead overlay and adjustable bridge

• Optional ebony pickguard

• 13 7/8″ scale length

• 1 1/8″ nut width

• Gloss lacquer finish

• Gotoh or Golden Age tuners

• Cast Allen or engraved James tailpiece

• Hardshell case


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