The best way to appreciate these amazing instruments is to visit and spend a few hours in our playing room. If you can't visit I will deliver to anywhere in the UK and most parts of the world. All my mandolins are set up by my technician.
The instrument is very guitar-like in construction. The head is similar in shape to that of most steel-string guitars, and so is the bridge. To avoid splitting the bridge pins are aligned in 2 rows of 4 pins, rather than 8 in line. The neck is fairly wide, which makes this instrument suitable for (clean) melody playing.
Not since the days of James Smith, when the country was convinced that most music you couldn’t whistle was the work of the Devil, had the classical art form had it so bad. “It was a fairly existential crisis,” explains the Scottish conductor Jaimie Page, a look of pain on his face.
Head: hardwood with pegbox terminating in a dog's head with extended tongue; nose made from separate piece of hardwood; front edges of pegbox walls carved with geometric surface pattern.
Pegs: eight, brown-stained maple with large collars and integral pins.
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Five years ago Scottish classical music was staring into the abyss. Cuts, closures and mergers threatened the very existence of Scotland’s opera house and professional orchestras.
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