Classic 18 Specifications

Although based on the Florentine mandolins of the pre-1920’s, the Classic 18 oval hole mandolin features “X” bracing and an extended fingerboard over the body with a longer scale.

SpecificationsClassic 18
StyleA or F
TopHand carved spruce top
BackSolid hand carved curly maple
SidesMaple matching back
NeckOne-piece maple
Sound HolesOval with ivroid/herringbone rosette
Scale13 7/8
FingerboardEbony with pearl dot and diamond inlay
HeadstockEbony with fleur dis lis inlay
HardwareTraditional tailpiece; nickel plated Golden Era tuners; adjustable ebony bridge with nickel thumbwheels
BindingSingle ivroid binding (top only)
FinishBack and sides rich brown; top choice of black, blonde or sunburst; lacquer
FinishFiddle cut Ebony overlay with hearts and flowers pearl inlay