Special / Sale Price - 2015 BRW MA-H2
Mighty fine A-style mandolin built by MandoMutt friend Ben Wilcox in Ohio. This is Ben's 120th mandolin and it's so very impressive. Ben's fit and finish work is second to none and this one provides sensational sound and has a delightful feel. Very easy to play. Seriously one of the best BRW's we've had.
Specs; Adirondack Spruce top, figured Maple back/sides/neck in a golden tobacco burst varnished finish, with 3-ply bindings throughout. Radiused Ebony fretboard, Custom BRW Ebony bridge, tone bar bracing, James tailpiece and Golden Age tuning machines with black buttons. Elegant M.O.P. torch headstock inlay.
Fantastic voicing, featuring a rich, dry, articulate tone with loads of woody pop and excellent not separation. In recent years, I'd say Ben's mandolins lean more into the modern camp, but this example is more of a dry, traditional sounding mandolin. Quite responsive as well. A fine bluegrass mandolin, but versatile as well.
Excellent-plus condition showing light play wear. Does have an area of light finish scratching likely from pinky fingernail below fretboard and minor fret wear. Otherwise mint.
Offered with a premium Cedar Creek shaped case. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made musical instrument.