Single Malt Touchstone Mandolin

Identical in design to our Touchstone mandolin, but made from timbers reclaimed from the Scotch Whisky trade. The top is built up from sections of Oregon pine from a washback vessel from the Talisker distillery on the Isle of Skye. This vessel held hot spirit continually for around forty years before the timber came to Fylde. The back and sides are quartered oak from salvaged single malt Whisky casks, which have been soaked in maturing alcohol first in America or Spain, then in Scotland, for perhaps ten years before reaching our workshop. The neck and fingerboard are made from sections of both timbers. These timbers seem to suit mandolins remarkably well, adding a deep and mature nature to the sound.

Reclaimed Oak back and sides, reclaimed Oregon Pine top, laminated Oak and Oregon Pine neck, Oak fingerboard and bridge, copper side dots, gold plated Gotoh tuners, contrasting Oak bindings, unique celtic purfling lines on front.

Single Malt Touchstone Specification
  mm inches
Fingerboard width at nut 30 1 3/16
Scale length 375 14 3/4
String spacing at bridge 40 1 9/16
Overall length excluding strap pin 648 25 1/2
Body width 282 11 1/8
Depth of sides at tailpin 60 2 3/8