The Pilgrim VPMA400 Redwood Series A-Style Mandolin in Natural finish, is an outstanding model that is great for amateur players who are looking for a dream model, and is equally at home in the hands of a touring professional. Providing a consistent playing feel and sumptuous tones comes easy to the VPMA400, and every time you play it will be a memorable experience.
The team at Pilgrim have excelled themselves with the VPMA400, employing solid tonewoods throughout to guarantee a healthy longevity for this wonderful mandolin. The added bonus of using solid tonewoods lies in their ability to develop their own unique timbre as they age, ensuring your model will grow into its own the more that you play it.
The back and sides of the body are crafted using solid maple, which gives the VPMA400 a complex timbre that is infused with a brilliant high-end clarity. Partnered with the solid maple back and sides is a solid spruce top, which has excellent natural resonance that equips the mandolin with an enviable ability to project with ease. The tear drop body shape is finished in an understated, yet delightfully stylish natural finish.
In order to give the VPMA400 an aesthetic worthy of its cool vintage-style tones, Pilgrim have treated the spruce to a sophisticated natural finish. A semi-matt protective coating preserves the stunning finish for a long as possible, extending the longevity of the body finish and tonewoods for as long as possible. The top and back edges are completed in a cream binding, creating a seamless transition across the body.
Fitted to the body is a strong and supportive neck, which provides a luxurious feel in the hand as you glide along its length. Married to the neck is a sumptuous fingerboard, which is home to 20 willing frets that are decorated with dot position inlays to guide your way in style. The neck and fingerboard partnership provides a supportive and reassuring playing experience that allows you to play through the longest of sessions in total comfort.
The headstock of the Pilgrim VPMA400 is home to reliable tuning machines that enable you to adjust strings smoothly and easily, whilst upholding tuning integrity precisely. The nut at the top of the headstock aids in maintaining consistent tension, whilst the top quality, fixed ebony bridge dutifully maintains intonation and sustain with precision.
Performing with the Pilgrim VPMA400 Redwood Series A-Style Mandolin in Natural finish is a fine instrument, which has been lovingly crafted to resurrect details of classic mandolins. Whether you're practising at home, or performing is a professional quality instrument that is a joy to perform on. As noted previously, it is great for bluegrass, but equally at home when performing other musical styles.
Manufacturer Pilgrim Model Redwood Series VPMA400 A-Style Mandolin Top Material Solid Spruce Back and Sides Material Solid Maple Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Bridge Ebony No. of Frets 20 Finish Natural
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