I acquired this mandola as a kit from the builder, Mike Reinhardt,
right after he stopped building more than a decade ago.
I got some help from various other luthiers (Ron Smith, Jon Bentley, Gary
Wagner) in assembling it. I have to say it turned out well.
ES-335-style double cutaway archtop body. Spruce top with F-holes, honeyburst finish.
Birdseye maple back, figured maple neck. Rosewood headplate, bridge, and fretboard with 16-inch scale.
Gold hardware includes F-style tuners, strap button and an old Randy Wood tailpiece. There's an internal
pickup with an endpin jack.
The large body pushes a lot of air, giving this beast exceptional
tone and projection. It really does sound fantastic, thanks to Mr.
Bentley's carving work on the top and back plates. I can confidently say there isn't another one quite like it
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