Richard Morgan Octave Mandolin (RM-5)

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Richard Morgan Octave Mandolin (RM-5)

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This extraordinary octave mandolin features the signature Richard Morgan soundboard, quick-release tailpiece and head stock, adjustable action and is made of special/exotic wood in Tasmania.

Its sound response is clear or bell tone with fewer overtones, balanced response from bass to treble, impressive sustain and attack with more volume than most.

Luthier’s lifetime warranty.

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Description

Luthier

Richard Morgan’s floating sound board

After more than 10 years of research and experimentation on a floating sound board, bridges and sound properties, Australian luthier Richard Morgan has evolved the design of his instruments creating unique modular designs for his instruments. They also look fantastic, so check the video for more! Unique Features A floating sound board , interchangeable very easily, producing amazing sustain Single-point fixed bridge, solving the intonation issues of mandolins due to their moving bridges Mute, allowing silent playing but also long term storage of mandolins without soundboard fatigue Removable neck, for easier maintenance but also shipping Adjustable action, to match any player's preferences. Floating Sound board This is an brilliant feature, an evolution of the resonators of [...]

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Additional information

Year

2016

Country

Australia

Maker

Richard Morgan

Condition

New

Soundboard

King Billy Pine from Tasmania

Scale

530mm (21")

Case

No

Nut width

35mm (1 3/8 inches)

Soundboard Design

Custom soundholes, Lattice Bracing, Pre-tensioned divergent pieces

Sides

Queensland Maple from Australia

Back

Pre-tensioned divergent pieces, Queensland Maple from Australia

Neck

Jarrah from western Australia, Dorrel, Celery-top pine from Tasmania, Soft v-neck shape

Neck Design

Adjustable action, Floating, Removable

Headstock

A mandolin golden keys, Open Headstock with horizontal tuners, Tasmanian Myrtle

Tailpiece

Cast Bronze, Pin Hinged

Amplification

Νο

Fretboard

24 frets, Ebony, Stainless steel fretwire

Finish & Binding

Australian designed post cure shellac finish, Solidwood binding

Bridge

Buffalo horn, Non-adjustable, Two-feet

Total length

890mm

Body (LxWxD)

440mm x 360mm x 100mm

Body Depth (incl. bridge)

160mm

Warranty

Lifetime of the luthier, Plan includes any defect in workmanship and doesn't include misuse

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