Paul Duff in his shop with a newly completed H-5 Mandola

Paul Duff in his shop with a newly completed H-5 Mandola

 

Duff F-5 Mandolin Family Instrument Specifications

Top: Adirondack (Red) spruce

Bracing Pattern: Tone Bars

Top & Back Plates: Tap tuned

Back, Sides & Neck: Eastern hard maple; red maple available as an option

Neck Joint: Traditional dovetail

Fingerboard: Ebony, flat with mother-of-pearl dots

Inlays: Hand cut mother-of-pearl and abalone

Bridge: Ebony Loar replica bridge

Nut: Mother-of-pearl

Tuners: Nickel-plated Golden Age - Ivoroid buttons

Tailpiece: Silver-plated, engraved and hinged James

Binding: Ivoroid: triple bound body, peghead, Fb & pickguard

Sunburst: Hand stained

Finish: French polished spirit varnish

 Tony playing his Duff F-5 with Mike Marshall in Brazil

Tony playing his Duff F-5 with Mike Marshall in Brazil

 
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Options*

- One piece back: when availability of quality maple allows ($150)

- X Brace bracing pattern (no charge)

- Smaller, "abbreviated" pick guard (no charge)

- Radiussed fingerboard (no charge)

- Waverly tuners ($500)

- Fern inlay ($250)

- Gold hardware ($150)

- Virzi tone producer ($400)

  * for other options, please enquire

Paul Duff F-5 peghead