The Macica Mandolin is based on the Loyd Loar F5 model. The physical feature which best distinguishes the Macica Mandolin from others on the market is its contemporary slant. The scroll and the F-holes have an elliptical design, as well as a slightly squeezed headstock... all done in good taste without losing the dimension of the original Loar design. I feel it is very important to respect the masters.
The Macica A-Model Mandolin is based on a Gibson style A that I designed slightly different to try to create a F5 feel and sound without the scroll and points. This A-model mandolin is a master craft instrument done with simplicity.
Macica Mandolin Specs:
- Top: Adirondack spruce, carved to 6 to 5.5 mm at the center to add strength and good sound development
- Back: European and American curly maple, 6 to 4.5 mm at center
- Bridge: Ebony, optional ivory insert
- Nut: Ivory, bone,abalone, mammoth
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl, abalone
- Binding: Ivoroid, Texas Longhorn or wood
- Tuners: Gold-plated, nickle or silver Waverly machine
- Peg head overlay: double faced on both sides of the peg head Ebony with abalone inlay
Macica A-style Mandolin
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