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Arches FTO Oval Hole Mandolin Adirondack Cocobolo

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Chris Baird (Arches Mandolins) is one of the finest mandolin makers around. Regrettably his shop burned down last year.  These mandolins are exceedingly rare and no longer made. Adirondack top and Cocobolo back and sides. High quality tuners. Professionally set up. Outstanding hardshell case with travel straps.  This is a stunner and supremely beautiful to play, hear, and behold. 
A flat top oval hole with incredible action. 
Adirondack spruce, with accompanying “Ultralight” style zippered carrying case.

Arches Musical Instrument Co. was nestled among the arches, cliffs and canyons of Southern Utah’s red rock country. They were a two employee shop dedicated to producing high quality professional level mandolin family instruments for a wide variety of budgets. Each Arches FT (flat top) mandolin was made in the USA from select, all-solid woods, acoustically tuned by hand, voiced for versatility, made at a professional level of fit, finish, tone and playability. Each mandolin is Lifetime Warranted by its builder.

This design lends itself to excellent tone, modern playability and advanced aesthetics without the high price associated with a carved top and back.

Each instrument is “precision machined” using cutting edge technology ensuring unparalleled quality. Yet they still employ old world hand tuning techniques.

I am unaware of any other Arches Mandolins available other than this one.

I am only selling because I have too many instruments to justify keeping in excellent condition as I get older, grayer, and play less. 

Grab this while you can. I do not expect this to last.

I will ship fully insured, detuned, in a good box to CONUS only.

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listed2 years ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
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  • United States

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