Piercy F-Style Mandolin
The Barnes & Mullin Salvino mandolin is a classic, F-style scroll top mandolin named after a recently uncovered 'Salvino' model from the turn of the 20th century.
The solid spruce top is paired with solid maple back and sides and finished with a vibrant, antique orange stain. The instrument is coated with a high gloss lacquer which reinforces the well balanced tone with just the right amount of high-end chime.
Featuring a single oval soundhole in place of the F-holes usually found on most other F-style mandolins, the Piercy mandolin offers a slightly broader tonal range to the player, with a more complete sound across the spectrum. It excels across all frequency ranges, occupying the high, mid and low registers admirably, rewarding the enthusiastic player with great projection.
Complete with a maple neck and an ovangkol fingerboard, gold hardware and adjustable ebony bridge, the Piercy is a delightful mandolin, perfect for those looking for a really special instrument.
Why should I buy an F-Style mandolin?
Commonly played by professional mandolin players, F-style mandolins feature an upper body scroll and scrolled headstock – making them aesthetically distinctive from A-style mandolins. Their more elaborate body and headstock design naturally uses more tonewood materials and requires a greater level of craftmanship.
There is little discernible difference in the sound produced compared to A-style mandolins. However, F-style mandolins are ever so slightly more resonant due to their larger body chamber and tonewood area are historically favoured for bluegrass music, as they are considered to have more 'cut-through' in a ensemble situation.
Common Mandolin tunings
G, D, A, E – Standard mandolin tuning
G, D, A, D
A, D, A, E
BODY & CONSTRUCTION
TOP: Solid Spruce
BACK & SIDES: Solid Maple
BRIDGE: Ebony - Adjustable
BINDING: Composite Wood
FINISH: High Gloss
INLAYS: Mother of Pearl Dots
TRUSSROD COVER: ‘Piercy’ Script
MACHINEHEADS: Open Gear
NUT WIDTH: 28mm
SCALE LENGTH: 350mm
Why Buy from Stringers?
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