A new mandolin family instrument has been added to The Music Emporium inventory:

Lawrence Smart A-5 Adirondack

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Vendor: Smart
Type: Mandolins
Price: 7000.00
Powerful Adirondack spruce-topped A-5 from Lawrence Smart. This is the second of a pair of A models Lawrence just sent us. Both are potent examples of why so many top-flight players own Smart instruments. Clean workmanship with an earthy aesthetic that conveys the look and feel of a handmade instrument. Credit the Adirondack spruce and Lawrence's top carve for the big dynamic range on tap here. Dig in and there is great volume and cut available; back off and the mandolin still rings beautifully. Nice, slightly fuller neck carve is a welcome touch for players who double on guitar or just prefer a tiny bit more mass in the neck. (Yep, that'd be me.)

  • Adirondack Spruce
  • Red Maple
  • Varnish finish
  • Ebony fingerboard, bridge, and pickguard
  • Rubner tuners
  • Engraved, James tailpiece
  • Ivoroid binding
  • Hoffee case
  • Serial 332