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SIMON MAYOR MANDOLIN

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Simon has been using this long scale mandolin for most of his recordings and live gigs over recent years. The scale length is 360mm rather than the more usual 352mm. This makes access to the higher positions easier. The SM model and the Stretto share the same body dimensions.
This mandolin has projection, volume and clarity. The tone is beautifully sweet and open.
Check out Simon's playing at www.mandolin.co.uk

 

  • Belly from hand split sitka
  • Back, sides, and neck from very high figure maple
  • Ebony fingerboard and peghead veneer
  • Ebony Vanden bridge with polished stainless steel hardware
  • Gotoh machine heads
  • Standard finish is sunburst with nitro cellulose lacquer
  • Blond finish and James tailpiece extra


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1983_f-hole.mp3

1985_F5.mp3
Simon Mayor plays two of his Vanden mandolins, a 1983 f hole, and a 1985 F5.
An interesting comparison within the limitations of the MP3 file format.
Recorded in stereo with a coincident pair of Calrec CM2051 mics at a distance of approx 8 inches with no processing at all.

 

 

 

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