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Mandolins
 
Garnet F

( Czech Garnet = blody red pyrop, my favorite typical Bohemian gemstone )

Garnet F is the modern mandolin, with traditional prewar Gibson shape. It has a more bassy, but still well balanced warm sound, because of a little bit different construction and choice of the wood. Spirit varnish, radiused ebony fingerboard, 17 – 22 frets, „Flower Pot“ inlay with garnet aplication or vine and fern inlay.

Garnet F Flowerpot+
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Garnet F Vine inlay
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Garnet F fern
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Garnet F Vine
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Garnet F Flowerpot
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Garnet F sunburst
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Garnet F black face
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Garnet F blonde
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Garnet F
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Garnet F
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Garnet F Telluride

Garnet F Telluride
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Garnet F Telluride
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Garnet F Black Beast

(mahogany, wild cherry, koa or other similar wood instead of maple, dark brown oil varnish)
Garnet F Black Beast
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Garnet F Black Beast
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Tip:

Prohnutí krku
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Prohnutí krku
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Running the length of the neck there is a simple truss rod, and at the end a hexagonal M5 (8mm) nut. This assembly allows customization of the neck position. Some players prefer a straight neck, but for an aggressive bluegrass picking style a slightly curved profile can be more advantageous. The curve reduces string buzz and rattle against the frets, especially when the player is "chopping" chords.

With a new mandolin, it's best to begin with the nut only slightly tightened. During the first few weeks monitor the neck curvature by pressing the strings against the fretboard at the first and fifteenth fret. The ideal curvature will leave a slight gap between the strings and the level of the frets. To attain this shape, gently tighten the nut. To return the neck to its original shape, it's best to carefully pull the neck back with one hand while adjusting the nut with the other. Don't use force!


ANY SAMPLES FROM LAST YEARS

Anthony Hannigan F

(yellow cedar/maple, black face, oil varnish)
Anthony Hannigan F
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Standard F Mandola

(423 or 401 scale lenght)
Standard F Mandola
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Standard F Mandola
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Standard F - Left Handed

Standard F - Left Handed
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F-5 Fern

Mother of Pearl / Abalone Inlay
Spirit Varnish
Sitka Top
F-5 Fern
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F-5 Fern
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F-5 Fern
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Tip:

In the Central European conditions, the usual relative air humidity is 60-70% throughout summer months, compared to 30-20% throughout winter. Naturally, this shows up on the instruments with arched front by a temporary increase of curvature during the more humid months outside the heating season. On the mandolin, this difference might come up to 1.5-2mm. This is why there might arise a need for compensating these changes by using an adjustable bridge. Using a humidifier (even a mid-size raw potato placed into the case might do) during the winter can help, but it will not eliminate this effect completely.


Light Amber Sunburst

Spirit Varnish
Yellow Cedar / Slovakian Rock Maple
Light Amber Sunburst
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Light Amber Sunburst
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Light Amber Sunburst
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Light Amber Sunburst
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Fancy Vine Inlay

F-5 Fern
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F-5 Fern
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A Model


A Model
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A Model
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A Model
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Blonde Amber F

Spirit Varnish
Mother of Pearl / Abalone Inlay
Red Spruce / Flat Sawn Big Leaf Maple
Blonde Amber F
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Blonde Amber F
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Blonde Amber F
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Blonde Amber F
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A Mandola

Sitka Spruce / Big Leaf Maple
Nitro Finish
A Mandola
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A Mandola
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A Mandola
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A Mandola
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Blonde Amber F

Mother of Pearl / Abalone / Czech Garnet Inlay
Sitka / Slovakian Maple
Blonde Amber F
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Blonde Amber F
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Blonde Amber F
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Telluride F

Special Selected Wood
Hide Glue Body Construction
Ultra Thin French Polished Spirit Varnish
Mother of Pearl / Abalone / Czech Garnet Flowerpot
Block Fingerboard Inlay
Telluride F
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Telluride F
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Telluride F
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Telluride F
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Telluride F
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Telluride F
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Telluride F
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