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Old 01-11-2021, 01:50 PM
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Default J. Higgins 1999 luthier built octave mandolin/mandola - SOLD

Vintage 1999 Handcrafted Mandola/Octave Mandolin w Bridge Fishman Pickup by Luthier J. Higgins United Kingdom.

Tuned C G D A. Other tunings are possible with different mando strings.

I recently purchased this instrument from the original owner who owned this for 20 years. This is a high quality hand crafted mandola in solid excellent condition with no repairs or cracks. Fine select tone woods throughout. It features low action, the neck is straight and the intonation is excellent. There is no fingerboard or fret wear. Scale length nut to bridge is approximately 18.75 inches. Overall length of Mandola is just over 30 inches.
It plays evenly in all registers and has beautiful deep rich bass tones and wonderful highs and projects like a cannon. The pickup is able to be quite loud without feeding back. It has the expected minor blemishes but shows no signs of misuse. Great playing and sounding example of what a quality mandola can be. I will include a gig bag that it came shipped to me in.

I am parting with it due to some financial issues. With that said, I am not desperate and not in a hurry to sell unless I get the right amount of cash for it. Please, no low ball offers. Prefer payment via Paypal Friends and Family.


Thanks for looking!

Jim Whelan
Grapevine, TX
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