Carlo Aonzo mandolin - Standard model

This mandolin was develped in collaboration with maestro Carlo Aonzo and luthier Federico Gabrielli. It has a powerful and rich sound and is the result of a long research in music, science and lutherie in search of the utopian “perfect mandolin”.

Carlo Aonzo mandolin features several aspects that make it easily playable and suitable for different music styles.

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Carlo Aonzo mandolin is completaly hand made in Italy using precious, not endangered woods: Val di Fiemme spruce, curly maple, mahogany, ebony and aniegre and can be safely imported in any country with no restrictions.


The mandolin is carefully built to ensure an extraordinary instrument and a a rich and powerful sound.

Falcate bracing

Carlo Aonzo mandolin soundboard is reinforced wih special curved bracing realized thanks to the masterly use of spruce wood. Braces are reinforced with composite materials.

This configuration allows free vibration of the soundboard, making it very powerful and with a unique timbre.

Ergonomic design

The body of the mandolin is studied to ensure maximum comfort when playing, thanks to the wide and thin armrest.

The neck profile is in between circular and triangular, allowing to play comfortably in every position.

Compensated nut

Most mandolins play sharp on the first frets, often creating annoying dissonance, especially when playing chords or the same note on different octaves.

Carlo Aonzo mandolin nut shape is designed to minimize the intonation errors on the first frets. Together with compensation at bridge, the compensated nut makes the  instrument perfectly in tune along the whole fretboard.

The standard nut size is that of classic italian mandolins: 25 mm.
Larger nut size of 28.5 mm (1-1/8″) available on request.

Pickguard

The pickguard is designed to protect the soundboard in the most worn spots. The modern design keeps the soundboard light and free to vibrate and produce sound.

Oil finish

Carlo Aonzo mandolin is made of Aniegre, a precious, highly figured wood that is finished  with a oil-based varnish. This finish enhances the beautiful wood figure.