The Ashbury onion shaped body is a design slant upon a traditional design mandolin. It produces a louder, bolder sound, with plenty of definition. This model features a solid spruce top which adds resonance and sustain to the sound.
The neck is sapele with black binding, pearl position markers and a hardwood fingerboard (Senna Siamea).
Ashbury have been constructing and distributing quality folk instruments since 1996. They have a variety of factories in both Vietnam and Indonesia as well as China. The brand works with the long established luthier Phil Davidson to design and create each model which is tested and checked to produce an instrument that is both easy to play and provides a high quality sound. Their range covers all folk fretted instruments such as banjo, mandolin and bouzouki from beginner to professional level. Their handmade instruments, constructed in Vietnam, are created from the finest grade woods and made to exacting standards to produce some of the finest folk instruments in the market today.
- Solid spruce top
- Walnut back and sides
- Round soundhole, sapele bound neck, hardwood fingerboard. Black buttoned Ashbury tuners.
- Bone saddle, hardwood bridge. 2 strap end pins.
- Strung with D'Addario EXPs
- String gauges: .012/.016/.026w/.040w
- Nut width: 30mm
- Width at 12th fret: 41mm
- Scale length: 360mm
- Max body depth: 54mm
- Body width: 269mm
- No Frets: 19
- Overall body length: 655mm
- Made in: Vietnam