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THE STANDARD MANDOLIN

In these times of austerity, not every musician can afford to own a bespoke, handmade instrument. In a bid to build an affordable, top quality mandolin, I have designed the “Standard”. Time is the most expensive component of any handmade instrument; in building these Standard mandolins, I concentrate on the features that influence the sound and playability, stripping back any unnecessary adornments. The simplicity of design results in a beautifully sounding, playable handmade mandolin at a reasonable cost to the player. Features include:

High quality, solid tonewoods used throughout; fully bound body.

30mm nut, 352mm (13 7/8”) scale length

Compound radius fingerboard with side markers, gold evo frets

High quality tuners

Traditional tailpiece with customised cover

Carbon-fibre reinforced neck

Solid bridge with removable saddle

Open-pour shellac satin finish

PRICE 800 GBP (this includes a Hiscox case. Shipping is extra.)

You can read a totally independent review of Standard III here.

You can also see every "Standard" built, in my archive.

If you would like any further information about my instruments please give me a call on +44 (0)1945 587236 or e-mail info@navaguitars.co.uk