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HA - Mandolin

HA Mandolin is a  A-style mandolin thought for bluegrass and folk music.  HA means Half-Archtop, a particular design featuring a carved archtop soundboard and a flat back providing a sound that is that of an archtop mandolin but with a gentle touch of classical.

Carved spruce soundboard with falcate bracing

HA mandolin is designed with an acoustical and materials engineering approach to realize a light, yet resistant soundboard with falcate bracing. This particular design provides high sound throughput but maintaining a good balance between high and low notes

Materials

HA mandolin can be realized using different timbers, daccording to the musicians needs. A choice that I personally like is to use local grown Italian woods. The soundboard is made of 10+ year seasoned red spruce from Val di Fiemme.

The mandolin is varnished by hand with an historical oil and resins varnish of 1500. Seven layers are applied before the vanish is polished by final hand buffing

Playability and customization

The neck features a carbon fiber trussrod, making it very stable and allowing a low action for an optimal fretting feel and playability, in conjunction with the relatively short string length of 340 mm.

It is possible to realize the mandolin with fine materials inlays and timbers. Here you can find more info on how to order a custom instrument.