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McNeela Premium A-Style Mandolin

2,000.00 Grams


McNeela Premium A-Style Mandolin
The McNeela Premium A-Style Mandolin is a must-have for traditional Irish mandolin players. If you want to get to the next level with your playing, then this is the instrument for you.

This beautiful flat back mandolin features a spruce body with oval sound holes and a stunning natural gloss finish. Best of all it offers a beautiful sound to match.
Its rich, warm tone is guaranteed to make you sound good, right from your very first note.
Fitted with premium strings, it offers great action and superb resonance making this oval hole a-style mandolin perfect for playing traditional Irish music. Its compact size makes it comfortable to play and easy to transport, without compromising on volume. 

Features of the McNeela A-Style Mandolin

  • 8 string
  • 20 fret
  • Flat back
  • Teardrop body
  • Spruce top
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlay
  • Adjustable rosewood bridge
  • Walnut back & sides
  • Oval sound holes
  • Geared tuners with pearlescent peg heads
  • Standard Irish tuning GDAE

Bonus Features:

  • Excellent response
  • Warm, bright tone
  • Free mandolin gig bag

 Oval Hole Mandolins vs F Hole Mandolins

Aesthetics and construction aside, oval hole mandolins will usually have a warmer, more woody tone and offer greater projection, sustain and resonance - particularly in the lower register. 

F-hole mandolins will typically offer a brighter tone, with more volume and a stronger attack. Sometimes, they can offer a slightly more percussive sound, depending on the instrument. The higher the quality of the craftsmanship however, the fewer the differences that exist between the two styles.

Traditionally, oval hole mandolins are more commonly used for traditional Irish music and folk music, while F-hole mandolins are played in bluegrass, country, and folk rock.

This is not a hard and fast rule however. You can play any style of music on whichever style of mandolin you prefer.

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Good to Know:

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IRELAND (Next Day)
UK (5 - 7 days)
EUROPE (7 days)
USA and CANADA (7 - 10) days)
REST OF WORLD (10 - 14 days)

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