Birdseye / German spruce Mandola

Martin Simpson is selling his 2014 Mandola. He tells me it sounds absolutely gorgeous (his own words coming soon) but after three years he has realised he just doesn’t play paired strings instruments.  It is in absolutely as new condition.


Martin admiring the Birdseye maple back and sides and figured mahogany neck


Soundboard: German spruce
Back and sides: Birdseye maple
Neck: Figured mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony
Bridge: Ebony with bone saddle
Binding: Rosewood with black and white purfling
Trim: Birdsfoot
Scale: Scale: 20.5″″ (52.7 cm)
Body width: 14.2″ (36 cm)
Tuners: Gold Gotoh minis
Pickup Highlander

It is built from the most beautiful wood, it comes in a modified banjo case and has a fitted Highlander  pickup.



Martin collecting his mandola in June 2014.  Martin can be contacted by emailing