Project Description

Large Body Mandolins

Powerful. Unique.

by Richard Morgan.

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Radial Braced

Pretensioned Soundboard

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The uniquely designed soundboard is radial braced, with each of the divergent pieces under tension to form an S curve. If the tension was removed the pieces would return to being straight. The tension or torsion is what “enlivens” most soundboards and this is a different way of achieving it.

Design & Materials

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Soundboard

Lattice braced, each of the divergent pieces is under tension to form an S curve to “enliven” it.

Neck

Crafted with a combination of ebony and carbon fiber and does not require a truss rode.

Headstock & Tailpiece

Add a distinguished look but are also very practical and allow easy string-changing.

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Woods

Crafted with Tasmanian woods. King Billy pine, a Tasmanian endemic softwood tree  is used for soundboard and backs.

Fiber

Carbon fiber is used in the neck and soundboard joints for stiffness and improved reliability.

Metal

Cast bronze tailpiece is hand made and exquisite.

Mandolin Options

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strings

8 or 10 strings

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350mm or 380mm body

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Embedded Pickup

Mandolins are 8-strings instruments, but a 10-string mandolin can be a great choice for playing choro, jazz and chords in general. The body size is normally 350mm, but a larger,  380mm body will more powerful in the bass area, and therefore a good choice for playing with bands. The embedded pickup is an extra to let you hook up easily to an amplifier or PA.

Hand Made

CRAFTED TO PERFECTION

Each instrument is made differently creating a personal and effective tool for the musician. Efficiency in making is important but secondary to the concern for quality, which for hand made instruments is all about sound and playability, as a really well made instrument almost plays itself.

Available Mandolins by Richard Morgan

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Order Your Custom Mandolin

Don’t see available the mandolin you want? Contact us to order your custom instrument now!