Our senior luthier performed the following repairs: refit tailpiece, bush endpin hole & screw holes, refit end pin. Setup/action adjusted, re-fitted bridge shim, adjust nut slots, new strings. Overall, very good condition. There is some slight fret flattening on the lower 4 frets, but that does not compromise playability.
The mandolin has a beautiful, warm, lute-like tone. None of the barky quality of many F and A-style mandolins.
Brian Dean builds about 8 instruments a year in his solo workshop, and has a considerable waiting list. His instruments are played by some of the finest talents in mandolin today. His philosophy is simple: "don't complicate it." Each mandolin is brought to life from the rawest of lumber and metals, shaped unhurriedly by hand tools, and tuned to resonant golden standards by self-taught methods.
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