Bob Altman is very rapidly making a name for himself in mandolin building. His Mandolins are among the best sounding built these days. The flagship Altman mandolin is a handmade work of art, carefully crafted from the finest tone woods. The soundboard and back are hand-tuned for maximum power and balance, resulting in a mandolin that is loud, rich, and full from bottom to top.
This Altman Mandolin was special ordered with 1 3/16th’s at the nut and Varnish finish.
Red spruce soundboard
Curly maple back, sides, and neck
Ebony bridge, endpin, and headstock veneer
Ebony fingerboard with ivoroid binding, with scooped extension
Ebony on back of headstock
Ivoroid-black-ivoroid binding on front, back, and around peghead
Fossilized ivory nut
Engraved silver Bill James tailpiece
Standard sized frets
Tobacco-brown sunburst and shading on front and back
Burled walnut on back of headstock
Hand-rubbed gloss varnish finish
Abbreviated 3-ply pickguard (walnut-maple-walnut)
Genuine pearl tuning buttons
It has a Hand-tuned top and back for great balance and tonal quality’s.
Currently he is back ordered and it takes 10 to 12 months to get a mandolin when we order from him. The one in the picture above is in our store and available now. A very nice tweed hard shell case comes with this mandolin.