1996 Left handed 9 string mandola
Kathryn Wylie is selling the 9 string left handed mandola I built for Brian Wylie in 1996. The bass string is a single string, the other eight are in four pairs.
The back and sides are Indian rosewood, the soundboard is German spruce, the fingerboard and bridge are ebony. Brian fitted an electric pickup across the sound-hole. There are a few cosmetic dinks on the body, and it shows it’s been a much loved and constantly played instrument. And while I haven’t been able to examine it, it looks to be in perfect structural condition.
The mandola is in its original Clark case, now covered in decorative decals.
The reason for sale is that sadly it is no longer played, so it is a complete waste having such a lovely instrument stuck in its box. I d rather someone else has the pleasure of playing it.
Kathryn can be contacted by email: kath.wylie@ sky.com or by telephone 07769513131