Build Year: 2016
A5 Deluxe owned and played by mandolinist and songwriter Joe K. Walsh.
Mike Kemnitzer built #301 with a red spruce top, and #302 with an engelmann spruce top, and sent them to Joe to try out. After an audition period, #302 is the instrument Joe selected.
Joe prefers EJ74 strings on his Nugget.
Engelmann Spruce Top - Satin Brown/Orange/Yellow Sunburst
Figured Curly Maple Two-Piece Back
Curly Maple Neck
Top and back binding, white
Waverly A Style Tuners with Ebony Knobs
Traditional Style Tailpiece
Mint Green Calton Case
Nugget Mother of pearl inlay