Dunn Mandolins - Products

Type: A5 Mandolin
Serial Number: A5-04

Build dates:
Body closed: July 2014
Finished and set up: November 2014

Price: $3,000 (excluding case and shipping)
Fibreglass Flight Case: $275

This A5 mandolin has a powerful voice full of great tone, and is more than capable of keeping up with other instruments in a band or jam situation. The instrument body components were all tap-tuned and final voicing was carried out on the completed instrument which resulted in the much sought-after D# target.

The hand-stained sunburst finish complements the highly-figured nature of the maple and is protected by a hand-rubbed and French-polished hard white shellac finish, burnished by hand and protected by bison wax. These are traditional finish techniques that are generally no longer widely offered because they are very labour-intensive, however they produce the most favourable acoustic outcome for the instrument.

I am offering for sale at a reasonable price for a handcrafted custom mandolin with great volume, tone, and timbre.

Soundboard Adirondack Red Spruce, patter-carved and hand graduated /profiled
Backboard High Figure Curly maple, pattern carved and hand- graduated /profiled
Finish Hand - stained red-brown sunburst, hard white shellac finish, hand rubbed and French Polished then burnished and protected by wax
Rims Curly maple
Neck Curly maple, truss rod, V-joint neck / body
Fingerboard Ebony, 22 fret slots, scalloped beyond 22nd fret
Fingerboard binding Grained ivoroid, black strip on side
Fingerboard side dots Black
Fingerboard inlays Mother of Pearl, 5/8” diameter dots
Frets Narrow/medium 18% silver –nickel fretwire
Peghead veneer Ebony
Blocks Mahogany
Body Binding Grained ivoroid, white/black/ivoroid
Tailpiece Gibson-style mandolin tailpiece in gold finish
Bridge Siminoff ebony adjustable archtop bridge
Nut Bone, 1 5/32” wide x 7/32” thick
Tuners Siminoff mandolin tuners A style, gold finish
Peghead binding Grained ivoroid, white/black/ivoroid
Endpin Black ebony with mother of pearl dot
Strap button Black ebony
Strap Leather adjustable strap