The Morgan Monroe Phantom Mandolin offers an alternative to the standard F-model with its hand applied gloss black finish.
The older versions of this mandolin used Sycamore for the back and sides. Current models use maple.
- Solid Carved Spruce Top
- Solid maple Back and Sides
- Rosewood Fretboard
- 14th Fret Dovetail Neck Joint
- Fully Bound
- New Cast Tailpiece
- Wooden Hard-shell case included
- Manufacturer's Lifetime Warranty
- Made in China
Additional work performed in the Folkmusician shop:
Truss rod is adjusted.
Fretboard is leveled so that the string height may be lowered without buzzing.
Nut is filed to lower the string height and insure the strings fit correctly (very important).
Bridge work is done as needed to assure proper string height and eliminate buzzing.
Bridge is positioned so that the mandolin has proper intonation and plays in tune.
String grooves are properly fit to the string and lubricated with graphite to eliminate buzz and reduce string breakage.
Tailpiece receives work (as needed), to prevent buzzing.
Tuners are lubricated to help them turn smoothly.
Instrument is tuned and played before making any final adjustments.
These steps take up a great deal of time and require the mandolin to be restrung and tested multiple times while the work is being performed.
This is what sets our mandolins apart from those purchased from elsewhere. Even though the mandolin may be the same model, our version will have an improvement in playability and tone.
This is often the difference between a virtually unplayable instrument and a mandolin that is a joy to own.