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February 15, 2013 | Review of Girouard A-body mandolin

In our latest entry to our increasing list of reviews of progressive mandolin builders, we've added an evaluation of a new A-body red varnish mandolin from New Hampshire builder Max Girouard. The husband/wife building team have crafted a fine jazz-voiced instrument and we go into detail about some of the thoughts of what makes a good jazz mandolin, and why this particular unit qualifies in our opinion.


The aesthetic of the no-bind look, vintage red-burst stain, and a playability and tone potential of an instrument twice the price gives us the opportunity to introduce to our golden age of building, one more contender, a strong voice (pun intended) in options for the player with discretion and modest budget. Even better it can be American made.


Read review: Girouard A-body mandolin (jazz-voiced)


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Posted by Ted at February 15, 2013 4:47 AM

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