Mandolin 27″, upper deck, rear deck, trim-Linden laminate, fingerboard – rosewood, Caraya Mandolin, a descendant of Italian lute soprano, got its modern look in the middle of the 18th century. The oldest specimen, which has survived to the present day, dates back to 1744. Like most mandolins of that period, it was made in Italy, where this wonderful tool began its spread throughout Europe. Having survived the first peak of popularity in the 18th century, by the 19th century mandolin became an instrument of exclusively folk music. The popularity of the mandolin was returned to the Paris exhibition of 1878, the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century became the “Golden” era of the mandolin. Since then, interest in it continues unabated: inventing new variations of the instrument, the mandolin is used in new musical styles. The instrument usually has a rounded body, a short neck and four pairs of metal strings, the build and the fingering of the violin instrument. Today there are three types of mandolin in the shape of the body. Neapolitan with a deep, strongly curved body made of fitted to each other planks. Tools with curved top deck and shallow body. And Portuguese or flat mandolin, whose body is more like a guitar. The strings are attached to the string holder at the bottom of the body, and the spikes on the head of the neck allow you to change the tension of the strings, adjusting the instrument. Vibration of metal strings is transmitted to the body by means of a stand or a bridge. This element of the mandolin is made from solid wood, bone or metal. The stand greatly increases the tension of the strings, which allows the mandolin to sound louder. In addition, the height and position of the bridge can greatly affect the sound of the instrument. Today mandolin performs not only classical works of the middle ages, but also modern bluegrass and even rock.
- Mandolin 27″, upper deck, rear deck, trim-Linden laminate, fingerboard – rosewood, Caraya