Barnes & Mullins Abbott Flat Back Mandolin
Based upon a recently discovered Barnes & Mullins 'Abbott' mandolin from the early 20th century, the BM400 can be described as a folk-style instrument with its round soundhole and flat-top and flat-back design and overhanging fingerboard.
Why should I buy an A-Style mandolin?
A-style mandolins feature a tear drop or pear-shaped body with the upper sections of the body curving into the neck.
Although sharing very similar sound and playability characteristics with F-style mandolins, it's worth considering that given their smaller body design, A-style mandolins can feel more compact and therefore easier to handle and get to grips with if you're a beginner who's just setting out on your mandolin playing journey.
Common Mandolin tunings
G, D, A, E – Standard mandolin tuning
G, D, A, D
A, D, A, E
BODY & CONSTRUCTION
STYLE: Flat Back
TOP: Solid Spruce
BACK & SIDES: Okoume
BRIDGE: Composite Wood
BINDING: Composite Wood
SOUND BAR: Spruce
MACHINEHEADS: Side-Mounted, Open Gear
NUT WIDTH: 28mm
SCALE LENGTH: 350mm