Maple Mandolin

It's a shame that "mandolin" and "mandola" are very similar words. It's also a shame that my handwriting is awful, even I can't read it, I should have been a doctor. I blame it on frantic note taking at university lectures.

I think you can see what is coming. We made the wrong instrument. It's happened a couple of times recently while I've been so involved with the charity album.

So - here we have a rather sweet Maple Touchstone mandolin.  Figured European Maple back and sides, Italian Spruce top, Mahogany neck laminated with Ebony, Ebony fingerboard, head veneer and bindings. There is a tiny resin pocket on one side of the soundboard which didn’t show up until we started the lacquer. It's a beauty spot, not a fault.