The Pilgrim VPMA50AV Redwood Series A-Style Mandolin in Antique Violin Burst is a stunning model that boasts elegant appointments, excellent build quality, and an heavenly playing feel. Pilgrim have made every effort to produce the finest possible instrument, whilst ensuring it is affordable for all. The VPMA50AV is proof that professional level instruments need not be expensive.
The body is shaped to that of an A-Style mandolin, a tear-shaped design with a hollowbody construction that allows the mandolin to retain depth of tone alongside the stunning clarity it produces. The flat-back shape makes it very comfortable to play, and as you might expect, it is very lightweight and easy to carry around. To generate a rich timbre and maintain a beautiful character throughout the life of the VPMA50AV, Pilgrim has employed solid tonewoods throughout. The mandolin will only improve with age, developing a unique character and timbre the more it is played.
The body back and sides work together with the hollow design to create depth in the timbre, whilst a solid spruce top projects that timbre with a graceful elegance. The stylish f-holes in the top aren't just a nice aesthetic touch, they also reinforce the acoustic projection of the mandolin to ensure a smooth output at all times, with a healthy dynamic range to play with. Pilgrim have treated the spruce to a visually stunning antique violin burst finish. A semi-matt protective coating preserves the wood for as long as possible, extending the life of the mandolin. The top and back edges are completed in a cream binding, creating a seamless transition across the body.
The body has been paired with a slender yet solid mahogany neck, which creates a comfortable playing surface whilst aiding the mandolin's impressive sustain. Paired with the neck is a bound rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 20-frets that are decorated with dot position inlays to guide your way. The neck and fingerboard partnership promotes comfortability, and once you get underway, you will not want to stop.
The Pilgrim VPMA50AV benefits from the appointment of a fixed ebony bridge, which the strings pass over on their way to the tailpiece. The bridge and tailpiece work together harmoniously to guarantee a seamless connections between the strings and body. Elegant chrome-finished tuning machines uphold tuning integrity with absolute precision, whilst the ornate Pilgrim logo proudly rest above them at the top of the headstock.
Performing with the Pilgrim VPMA50AV Redwood Series A-Style Mandolin in Antique Violin Burst is every bit as stunning as you'd expect it to be, coming from a company who pride themselves on crafting instruments of the highest possible quality for both amateur enthusiasts and professionals.
Manufacturer Pilgrim Model VPMA50AV 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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