1980s Stefan Sobell Mandolin
(Serial # none) Excellent condition. Stefan Sobell builds the finest instrument for Celtic music in the world. This is the sound you hear on all the Irish and Celtic recordings. This is an earlier mandolin for him as it has the rosewood back and sides and a cedar top. This 12-1/2 inch wide mandolin also has a mahogany neck, herringbone top trim, fully bound body, gold tuners, brass Sobell one piece tailpiece, and an ebony fingerboard. The fingerboard is slightly wider than a Gibson at 1 7/16 inch to allow quick rolls and triplets. Scale length is a bit longer than a Gibson at 14 3/8", which gives amazing sustain. Neck is straight, neck angle is good, frets are fine. The bridge is original and is fit well to the top. There is a Mcintyre pickup on the underside of the top and the mandolin is fitted with an endpin jack. Action is low and comfortable. Very loud instrument that will cut through sessions with ease. Deep woody round tone and very clear notes. Comes with the original blue fiberglass Jack Clark hardshell case.

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