The Big Celtic F mandolin perfectly blends the sweeter European sound with a little American woodiness and projection.
If you’d like a fine handmade Celtic mandolin, and you want the best, get in touch through the contact form at the bottom of the page.
- Patrick Heffernan, USA
The instrument itself is larger bodied than the standard size and it is easier to play, fitting under my right arm very comfortably. Nigel’s workmanship is flawless and details such as the neck’s back strap and Evo Gold frets set this mandolin apart.
It’s sound is warm, well rounded and projects enough volume to hold its own within my nine-piece Celtic Music Band. Now, after several months of playing, its action has settled in very nicely with no adjustments required. Its intonation is perfect, and my N. K. Forster “Big Celtic F” mandolin is now my go to instrument for all my shows.
- Peter Collins, USA
- Kelly Bishop, USA
MaterialSoundboard – mature seasoned European spruce
Back and sides – there are many options - mahogany, maple, figured mahogany, wenge, ziricote or figured bubinga.
Neck - mahogany.
Fretboard - fine Sri Lanka ebony or ancient bog oak.
Bridge - rocklite ebano, ebony or maple.
HardwareTuners - Gotoh 510
Frets - hand polished Evo gold frets
Nut and saddle - hand polished bone.
Tailpiece - custom made, hand polished solid brass.
Dimensionsbody width - 310mm
body length -300mm
depth at tail - 50mm
nut width - 8st 34mm 10st 38mm
scale length - 347mm