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June 4, 2013 | Girouard Mandola on the Cafe Classifieds


Happy to see our friends Max and Lauri with a new addition to their line of Girouard mandolin family instruments. The latest, a dazzling 15.9" scale autumn-burst mandola, posted for sale in the Mandolin Cafe Classifieds. Lauri tells us "It has a 15.9 scale that keeps it easy to play and mando stuff is easily transferred over. The slightly longer scale with thinner gauge strings and top graduations give an even tone and volume and not a floppy C string."


Price posted is a reasonable $1925 and if it's anything like the A-body mandolin we reviewed (and purchased!) last fall, it should make someone very happy. The Girouard mandolins have grown quite popular lately, with sale to both national and international markets.

Red Spruce Top
Red Maple Back, Sides and Neck
Macassar Ebony radiused finger board
Macassar Ebony headstock with Girouard gold MOP inlay
Bone Nut

Link to Cafe Ad: Girouard mandola
Builder review: Girouard A-body mandolin


115 Spring St
Contoocook, NH 03229

Posted by Ted at June 4, 2013 7:22 AM

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