best celtic mandolin

The Session King mandolin is a stripped down version of my Celtic O mandolin. It is similar in size to a Sobell Celtic mandolin. The design and construction is similar to my Big Celtic mandolin model, but the sound has more focus, with excellent projection.

The Session King mandolin back is curved rather than carved.

You can order one with an oval hole or with f holes.

The back and sides can be upgraded from mahogany to other woods on request.

Top binding only (unless you upgrade to full binding) with a head veneer on the headstock face only (again, upgrade to backstrap available)

The Session King mandolin has a satin finish and chrome Gotoh 510 tuners.

The mandolin is shipped in an affordable hard case, in a plywood packing crate.

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  • Material

    Soundboard – mature seasoned European spruce

    Back and sides – tmahogany as standard. But there are many options - maple, figured mahogany, wenge, ziricote, blackwood, figured blackwood, Malaysian blackwood or figured bubinga

    Neck - mahoganym or new Guinea rosewood

    Fretboard - Royal blackwood

    Bridge - ebony
  • Hardware

    Tuners - Chrome Gotoh 510, gold available as an upgrade

    Binding - top binding only, full binding available as an upgrade

    Frets - hand polished Evo gold frets

    Nut and saddle - hand polished bone.

    Tailpiece - custom made, hand polished solid brass.

    Finish - satin lacquer
  • Dimensions

    body width - 290mm
    body length - 325mm
    depth at tail - 50mm
    nut width -8st 34mm 10st 38mm
    scale length - 347mm