This is a really great completely “handmade/hand carved” mandolin. It has volume to spare, a great woody tone, and is very easy on the fingers. You will love this mandolin if you are the lucky winner of this auction. It features Adirondack “red spruce” top (like the prewar great instruments had). Curly red Maple back, sides, and neck. A five piece laminated neck for extreme rigidity. It has a solid brass “Allen style” tailpiece which helps provide great sustain. The tuning keys are Grover and they turn in the standard direction (NOT backwards like some). It comes with a “fitted” hardshell case. FREE SHIPPING to the lower 48 states and $50 off the cost of shipping to any point on the globe.