It took me many years to come up with a body shape for my mandolins I am perfectly happy with, the model MVI.
|Scale length:||366 mm||(14 7/16")|
|Width at nut:||34 mm||(1 5/16")|
|Width of body:||280 mm||(11")|
|OAL:||650 mm||(25 5/8")|
It is available with a carved back, maple back and sides or as a flat back, in pretty much any quality tonewood I can lay my hands on. In general I use European spruce for the tops, though I can offer alternatives on demand.
I offer the MVI in three different versions :
- The central oval hole is a great all rounder, like the A-model
- The f-hole favours the mid-range and is more popular with bluegrass players
- The off set soundhole brings out a lot of bright sustain and punch