This A-style mandolin has an Adirondack red spruce soundboard. The red maple back and sides were found in a stack of fire wood in North Carolina many years ago. I have used this wood very successfully in a number of instruments. The mandolin has an ebony fretboard and bridge and a nitrocellulose lacquer finish.
Like most oval-holed mandolins, this instrument has longer sustain and a sweeter tone than its f-holed counterparts.