Special / Sale Price - 2004 BRW Heirloom
Distressed Gem!More Details
Ben Wilcox mashed a home run when he crafted this extraordinary instrument. Looks like a 100 yr. old mandolin, complete with finish checking, finish worn, scuffs and scratches in all the right places. Masterpiece!
Specs; Solid Spruce top, quilted Maple back/sides/neck, dark burst finish, 3-ply bindings throughout, radiused Ebony fretboard, tone bar bracing, elegant mother-of-pearl peg head inlay, engraved James tailpiece and Ebony Ben Wilcox adjustable bridge.
Original tuning gears have been replaced with Golden Age tuners. Looks to have had a pick up at one time, but all that remains is the end pin jack.
Outstanding traditional sounding mandolin featuring a dry, woody tone and good volume. Strong bluegrass chop.
Not much to report on cosmetic condition. Appears to be as Ben built it. Distressed. Does have some fret wear, but still a long way from needing work.
Includes Canadian (TKL style) hard shell case. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.