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Crystal Forest #0513-016   
Engelmann spruce top, red-curly maple back sides and neck, ebony fretboard and peghead overlay. Bone nut 1 1/8", Cumberland Acoustics ebony compensated adjustable bridge. Neck has an adjustable steel truss rod. Grover 309, 18:1 tuning machines (nickel plated) and a Gibson style tailpiece, Crystal Forest M.O.P. inlay on peghead. Pearl diamond style position markers on fretboard and dots on side. Black binding on front and back. Mandolin overall length 24 1/2", Body width 9 1/2", Body Depth 1 1/2". The top and back have induced radius of 96".This is a great mandolin for Celtic, old time or renaisance music.


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I usually build just a few instruments a year. When I complete them I offer them for sale to interested musicians and collectors. If you see something you like I can build one for you to the same specifications. You can specify the tonewoods and finish. All that is required is a $100 refundable deposit. When the instrument is complete, you can decide if you want to proceed with completing the purchase. If the completed instrument does not meet your expectation or your purchase situation has changed, your deposit will be fully refunded. Contact Me if you are interested.



Owner Comments

I received my beautiful mandolin in the mail today. I'll definitely recommend your instruments to others on the Mandolin Cafe. :-)
Crystal - NC

This is a wonderful instrument and is a joy to play. The woods you select are beautiful and your craftsmanship
really comes through. I am sure you are making everyone who plays, sees, or hears these instruments happy.
Thanks again for this great instrument. It was a pleasure purchasing it from you.
I will be showing this mandolin off proudly and singing its praises everywhere I can.

Bob - NJ

From Mandolin Cafe
I recently bought a Crystal Forest Army/Navy pancake mandolin and have been really amazed by this instrument. I certainly did not expect it to have the power it delivers. These instruments have a very slight induced arch rather than being completely flat, and this one is an oval hole. I really did not expect a whole lot of volume, but have been really impressed by what it can do!

The lap steel arrived in excellent condition today and I am very happy with it.
I am very impressed with the and finish is perfect as far as I can see!

John, CA

Terry, I'm sure that I'm going to enjoy this beautiful instrument you made!
Bill - AR

I got the mandolin today - it is stunning, more beautiful than the pictures, with a clear bright sound that I love. Your stain is perfect- deep reddish-brown that really shows off the flame maple- well done!
Dave - Vancouver

Terry, it's everything I hoped it would be, and possibly more. I've only had a few days with it, and one rehearsal, and I love it more each time I pick it up. Keep up the beautiful work, and do yourself a favor, RAISE your prices! Thank you again.
Scott - OK

I got the mandolin today. It is awesome, Fantastic! Thanks so much.!
Paul - FL

It's a nice tight little oval hole. A good mando at a very reasonable price... Very sweet sound.
Jim - TN

This whole process of having a custom build has surpassed my expectations... I couldn't be happier!
Bill - CA

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