Mandocello

Our Standard Five-Course Mandocello

Our standard, Five-Course Mandocello is a tear drop shape with a scale length of 24.5 inches. It is Standard in regard to shape, sound hole location, tuning and string length and it varies from our SP model, our GS mode and our SC model in at least one of these elements. Every instrument we offer here is unique in most ways from the others in this section and thus Custom. Elements that can be varied are primary woods, decorative woods (binding, face and back plate for peg head, neck laminates and rosette elements), tuning hardware, and strings tuned in unison or octaves. All our models are available in bodies of our four domestic hardwoods (Cherry, Walnut, Locust, and Osage Orange). Our Mandocello gets an even response across its entire range, from the low C of a cello to the upper register of a guitar, or octave mandolin. Our instruments can be tuned either in unision or octaves.  

All our Standard Mandocellos are built with a pin bridge. We do this to produce a fuller and louder sound with more single note distinction than the floating bridge design. We do offer a floating bridge model by special order. This traditional bridge might be more attractive to players of Celtic style music.


Custom Model, Serial #20

Custom Model, Serial #20

Top Wood: Bearclaw Spruce
Back and Side Wood: Osage Orange
Neck Wood: 5PCS Maple and Ebony Laminate
Fingerboard: Ebony
Rosette: Burled Maple AND Abalone
Headplate: Osage Orange, (back) Ebony
Bridge: Rosewood
Binding Material: Ebony
Tuners: Gotoh
Pickups: Shop Made Magnetic

$3200


Custom Model, Serial #26

Custom Model, Serial #26

Top Wood: Bearclaw Sitka Spruce
Back and Side Wood: Locust
Neck Wood: Maple
Fingerboard: Ebony
Rosette: Curly Koa
Headplate: Locust
Bridge: Rosewood
Binding Material: Koa
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Cosmo Black
Pickups: L.R. Baggs M1

$3600


Custom Model, Serial #34

Custom Model, Serial #34

Top Wood: Cedar
Back and Side Wood: Walnut
Neck Wood: Walnut
Fingerboard: Ebony
Rosette: Spalted Burl Maple
Headplate: Ebony
Bridge: Rosewood
Binding Material: Ebony
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Cosmo Black
Pickups: Seymore Duncan MAG Mic

$3950


Custom Model, Serial #39

Custom Model, Serial #39

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back and Side Wood: Osage Orange
Neck Wood: 5PCS Maple and Ebony
Fingerboard: Ebony
Rosette: Spalted Maple and Abalone
Headplate: Ebony with Ebony backplate
Bridge: Rosewood
Binding Material: 3 PCS of Ebony
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Gold
Pickups: Shop Built Piezo

$3800


Custom Model, Serial #57

Custom Model, Serial #57

Features an Adjustable Neck

Top Wood: Engelmann
Back and Side Wood: Cherry
Neck Wood: Cherry
Fingerboard: Ebony
Rosette: Spalted Maple
Headplate: Cherry
Bridge: Rosewood
Binding Material: Rosewood
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Cosmo Black
Pickups: Shop Made Magnetic

$3900


Custom Model, Serial #50

Custom Model, Serial #50

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Locust with Abalone Seam
Side Wood: Locust
Neck Wood: Cherry
Fingerboard: Ebony with Maple Purfling
Rosette: Spalted Maple Burl and Abalone
Headplate: Ebony with Spalted Maple Burl and Abalone Inlay
Bridge: Rosewood with Ebony/Pearl bridge pins
Binding Material: Ebony
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Cosmo Black Plate
Pickups: Custom Piezo Pickup

$3800


Custom Model, Serial #40

Custom Model, Serial #40

Top Wood: European Spruce
Back Wood: Locust
Neck Wood: Locust
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding and Maple purfling
Rosette: Tiled Maple burl with white pearl ring
Headplate: Locust with Maple burl crescent inlay
Bridge: Indian Rosewood with Ebony/pearl bridge pins
Binding Material: Ebony
Tuners: Gotoh 510 black
Pickups: Duncan Magmic (not pictured)

$3950


Custom Model, Serial #34

Custom Model, Serial #34

Top Wood: Cedar and Nomex Honeycomb Double Top
Back Wood: Walnut
Neck Wood: Walnut
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding and Maple purfling
Rosette: Tiled spalted Maple
Headplate: Ebony
Bridge: Indian Rosewood with Ebony/Pearl bridge pins
Binding Material: Indian Rosewood
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Black
Pickups: Duncan MagMic

$3950


Custom Model, Serial #29

Custom Model, Serial #29

Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Walnut
Neck Wood: Walnut
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding and Maple purfling
Rosette: Tiled Maple burl with Abalone ring
Headplate: Walnut with Maple burl crescent inlay
Bridge: Indian Rosewood with Ebony/Abalone bridge pins
Binding Material: Curly Maple
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Gold
Pickups: Duncan MagMic

$3950


Custom Model, Serial #43

Custom Model, Serial #43

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Locust
Neck Wood: Cherry
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding and Maple purfling
Rosette: Tiled Spalted Maple with Pearl ring
Headplate: Locust
Bridge: Indian Rosewood with Ebony/Pearl bridge pins
Binding Material: Indian Rosewood
Tuners: Gotoh 510 gold plated
Pickups: Duncan MagMic

$3950


Custom Model, Serial #41

Custom Model, Serial #41

Top Wood: Redwood
Back Wood: Walnut
Neck Wood: Walnut
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding
Rosette: Tiled Spalted Maple
Headplate: Walnut
Bridge: Indian Rosewood with Ebony/Abalone bridge pins
Binding Material: Indian Rosewood
Tuners: Gotoh 510 gold plated
Pickups: Duncan MagMic

$4350


Custom Model, Serial #27

Custom Model, Serial #27

Top Wood: Sitka spruce with bearclaw figure
Back Wood: Cocobolo
Neck Wood: Laminated curly Maple neck with Wenge accents
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding and Maple purfling
Rosette: Tiled Redwood burl with Abalone ring
Headplate: Ebony with Redwood burl crescent inlay
Bridge: Madagascar Rosewood with Ebony/Abalone bridge pins
Binding Material: Ebony
Tuners: Gotoh 510 gold plated
Pickups: Duncan MagMac

$4500


Custom Model, Serial #26

Custom Model, Serial #26

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Neck Wood: Walnut
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding and Maple purfling
Rosette: Tiled Maple burl with Abalone rings
Headplate: Indian Rosewood
Bridge: Indian Rosewood with Ebony/Abalone bridge pins
Binding Material: Indian Rosewood
Tuners: Gotoh 510 gold plated
Pickups: Duncan MagMic

$3950


Custom Model, Serial #22

Custom Model, Serial #22

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Bloodwood
Side Wood: Bloodwood
Neck Wood: Cherry
Fingerboard: Ebony with Maple Purfling and Pearl Inlay
Rosette: Spalted Maple Burl
Headplate: Bloodwood with Pearl Inlay
Bridge: Madagascar Rosewood with Parisian eye bridge pins
Binding Material: Ebony
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Gold Plate
Pickups: Seymour Duncan Magmic

$3000


Custom Model, Serial #18

Custom Model, Serial #18

Note the beveled edge of the top intended to present the right hand more comfortably above the strings. This instrument has a fine response in the low and mid range and a really spectacular response in the high range.

Top Wood: Engelmann Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding and Maple purfling
Rosette: Maple spalt geometric tile and BWB ring
Headplate: Walnut with spalted Maple crescent inlay
Bridge: Indian Rosewood and Ebony with Abalone eye bridge pins
Binding Material: Ebony
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Cosmo Black
Pickups: Fishman active humbuckers

$3950


Custom Model, Serial #13

Custom Model, Serial #13

The striking combination of Padauk and European spruce make for an instrument with an elegant and complex voice and appearance. With ample clarity and overtones across both high and lows, this instrument is at home in a wide variety of settings.

Top Wood: European Spruce
Back Wood: Padauk
Neck Wood: Cherry
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding & Maple purfling, gold pearl side dots and 12th fret inlay
Rosette: Tiled Spalted Maple
Headplate: Padauk with spalted maple crescent inlay
Bridge: Madagascar Rosewood with Parisian eye bridge pins
Binding Material: Holly
Tuners: Gotoh 510 gold plated
Pickups: Fishman active humbucker

$4150


Custom Model, Serial #9

Custom Model, Serial #9

Top Wood: Redwood
Back Wood: Walnut with Rosewood insert
Neck Wood: Curly Maple with Walnut Laminate
Side Wood: Walnut
Fingerboard: Ebony with Maple Purfling and Black pearl inlay
Rosette: Ash Burl with Abalone
Headplate: Walnut and Curly Maple
Bridge: Rosewood with Parisian eye bridge pins
Binding Material: Ebony
Tuners: Gotoh 510 gold plated
Pickups: Fishman Elipse

$3000

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