Nugget Mandolins - A5 Standard

Build Year: 2016
Serial: 302

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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



This instrument ships with
D'Addario EXP74 Coated Phosphor Bronze Mandolin Strings
Medium, 11-40
11-15-26-40
Another good choice
D'Addario EJ74 Phosphor Bronze Mandolin Strings
Medium, 11-40
11-15-26-40


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