The Samois Swing Mandolin is the model that's most familiar to gypsy jazz enthusiasts. With a classic D-shaped soundhole, this instrument features greater bass response than the average mandolin, and a rich, full tone that makes itself heard in any ensemble.
The peghead is made from ebony, with product designer Greg Rich's distinctive Paris Swing logo in white pearl and gold leaf, and a stylized abalone/M.O.P. "Tour Eiffel" inlay.
The mandolin features select, solid AAA flamed maple back and sides, a flamed maple neck and a solid sitka spruce top. Each model is bound with tortoise-shell (natural models) or grained ivoroid (sunburst models) binding.
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back: Solid AAA Flamed Maple
Sides: Solid AAA Flamed Maple
Body Feature: Horizontal Cutaway
Fretboard Inlay: M.O.P. Deco Oval Pattern
Headstock Inlay: Gold Leaf and Abalone/M.O.P. "Tour Eiffel"
Neck: AAA Flamed Maple
Binding: Tortoise Shell (Natural); Grained Ivoroid (Sunburst)
Soundhole: D-Shaped, with Maple & Ebony Gypsy Jazz Rosette
Tailpiece: "Deco Teardrop" 1-Piece, Top-Loading Cast Tailpiece
Tailpiece Material: Nickel-Plated Brass
Scale Length: 12-3/4"
Nut Width: 1-3/32"
Neck Joint: Set
Finish: Natural Blonde or Sunburst
Made in China
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