The Blackwood tops have a dry but very
balanced tone. This makes them particularly good for stage use with a
The saddle/bridge design that is used on
all my mandolins is better suited to amplification than the traditional
Gibson style bridge. A deep saddle slot makes it easy to adjust the
height with shims, avoiding the tone loss that is associated with
adjustable screw bridges.
The saddle slot makes it easy to fit
an undersaddle pickup like the K&K FantaStick,
which I can supply and fit for $120Aud.