Phoenix (new) Neoclassical Europa II Mandolin

Tag No 32-4356 New

#630-1MB, with Hiscox hard shell case.

About this model the maker says:  

"The original series of six Phoenix Europa Neoclassical mandolins were built in 2005 with very select English sycamore maple used for the sides, backs, and necks and European spruce for the top. All the tone woods were European thus the name "Europa." A local luthier had stumbled across the sycamore, and I paid dearly for his stumbling. The fabulous tone of the Europas quickly made them collector's items. In 2006, my Canadian wood supplier imported a nicely figured log of sycamore, and I quickly secured a half dozen planks. The sycamore was dried when I got it, but I seasoned it at my shop for another year and a half before beginning to work it for the Europa II, a series of about twelve with the new feature of a side port. A side port can enhance the sound for the player without reducing the projection or volume.

Like the regular Neoclassical, the Europa II will be built for Thomastik medium strings or other light strings. As before, the internal blocks and lining will be willow, and the fingerboard, headstock overlay, tailpiece overlay, and finger rest will be ebony.  There will be 2mm snail dots for position markers on the side and face of the fingerboard. The stain will be a warm, dark brown with subtle shading. The finish will be a new premium waterborne varnish, harder and slicker than the usual varnish. Black and gold Grover tuners will be matched by black hardware throughout the mandolin. A black Hiscox case will be included."

Our Price is $3,900.00.

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