The manufacturer writes: "All JBovier mandolin models are built to my specs, in very small batches (4-10) then sent to me. These are no longer the "entry level/factory" JBovier mandolins. Instead I like to refer to them as "affordable professional".
When ordered, a JBovier is brought to life on my workbench by yours truly. I personally take care of tweaking of frets, neck adjustments, bridge fitting (to top contour), nut and saddle shaping & slotting, tuner options, tailpiece options, cosmetic detailing (etc). So, no JBovier in my posession has a generic set-up, and none are stored just waiting to be shipped. This is why customers must be willing to be patient with me while I personalize their JBovier mandolin... I've been told that it's worth the wait.
While working on the various components, I sign (a script "J") and I date that (removable) part. The "set-up" process is not started until after I install D'Addario "J-74" strings. Once the final set-up is done (usually always for low action), I play the mandolin to check for optimum tone and playability. When I am satisfied that the mandolin is one that I'd love to keep for myself, I install the interior label and send 'er on to be adopted."
This mandolin has the following features: Solid Carved European Spruce Top, solid Carved Highly Flamed Maple Back, Solid Highly Flamed Maple Sides, Solid Highly Flamed Maple Neck, Vintage Profile Tone-Bar Bracing, Dot Fretboard Inlays, Unique Headstock Decor, 3-ply Binding, Genuine Bone Corners, Graph-Tech Nut, Nut Width = 28.75 mm, String spread on nut = 25.40 mm, Neck @ 1st Fret = 29.20 mm, Gotoh Tuners w/ Black or Ivoroid Buttons, .radiused Ebony Fretboard, Radiused Ebony Adjustable Bridge, Ebony End Pin, Nickel Hardware, Adjustable Truss-Rod, Dovetail Neck Joint, Traditional Tailpiece + JBovier logo, D'Addario J-74 strings, Nitrocellulose Gloss Finish, Guardian Vintage Case.