The Pilgrim VPMA30 A-Style Mandolin in Antique Violin Burst is a beautiful flat-style model that benefits from a host of excellent features including superb Pilgrim build quality, divine tonewoods that produces an elegant timbre, the finest appointments, and a thoroughly enjoyable playability. As with all of their models, Pilgrim has once again proven that professional-level quality doesn't need to cost the earth.
The body is crafted to a tear drop shaped A-Style mandolin, with a hollowbody construction that opens up the sound produced by the lush tonewoods. Beautifully designed f-holes in the top allows the acoustic projection to rings out brilliantly, creating a confident and impressive output that allows the VPMA30 to hold its own against significantly more expensive models. As you would expect, this model is lightweight and very comfortable to play, resting against your body sweetly during each and every performance.
To generate a rich timbre and maintain a beautiful character throughout the life of the VPMA30, Pilgrim has employed solid tonewoods throughout, which means that the woods will mature well will age, and the more it is played, the more unique the timbre that develops. The body back and sides work together with the hollow design to create tonal depth, whilst a solid spruce top projects that timbre with a graceful elegance. The spruce top has been treated to a visually stunning antique violin burst finish, whilst a protective semi-matt coating preserves the wood to extend the life of the mandolin. The top and back edges are completed in a cream binding.
Fitted to the body is a solid and resilient mahogany neck, which inspires a confidence playing feel. Mahogany also retains an impressive sustain, which reinforces the timbre of the VMA30 exquisitely. Paired with the neck is a bound rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 20-frets that are adorned with pearl dot position inlays, guiding your way in understated style. The neck and fingerboard partnership is a treat to play on, and no matter what your skill level, you'll adore playing this heavenly model.
In keeping with the high level of quality across this beautiful model, the Pilgrim VMA30 is equipped with a fixed ebony bridge and sturdy tailpiece, which create a harmonious connection between the strings and body - promoting a healthy sustain and upholding intonation perfectly. Elegant gold-finished tuning machines maintain tuning integrity with absolute precision - enhancing the rich quality of the mandolin's finish -, whilst the ornate Pilgrim logo proudly rests above them.
Performing with the VPMA30 A-Style Mandolin in Antique Violin Burst is a treat, and one that should be cherished every time this beauty is in your hands. Pilgrim doesn't do things by halves, working meticulously to ensure that their instruments are suited to any and every playing and performance need. Whether you're an amateur who simply likes to play along to their favourite songs along, a player who gets out to sessions and jams regularly, or you're a professional who requires a consistent working instrument for every occasion, then you can rest assured that Pilgrim has you covered. The VPMA30 is everything you could want, and comes at a delightfully affordable price too.
Manufacturer Pilgrim Model VPMA30 Redwood Series A-Style Mandolin Top Material Solid Spruce Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Bridge Ebony No. of Frets 20 Finish Antique Violin Burst
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