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Phoenix - Standard Model Mandolin



Phoenix - Standard Model

Retail Price - $3,600
Crocodile Price - $3,240

Phoenix Mandolins are simply one of the finest mandolins made.


Phoenix mandolins are made for connoisseurs of handcrafted instruments, and for musicians who want outstanding tone, volume, and playability. Models include: a highly-refined standard model for all styles of playing; a unique light-string model for classical, folk, and Celtic music; a model designed for the jazz enthusiast incorporating dual pickups; and a model engineered and set up for the Bluegrass sound. Other models are available by special order and one-of-a-kind artistic mandolins are occasionally available.
The Phoenix mandolins are built by Rolfe Gerhardt. Rolfe was the builder of the legendary Unicorn mandolins in the 70's and has spent the last forty years applying new musical instrument technologies to the 8-string American mandolin.

•Lightest possible weight for the maximum sound.
•Radiused fingerboard and bridge saddle with correct neck angle and bridge height for best sound and playability.
•Special tone bar configuration and placement
•Engineered light-string models that produce full volume and tone with light and extra-light strings.
•Designed a jazz model that utilizes both a piezo and a magnetic pickup for creative playing styles.
•Introduced the graphite-epoxy truss bar in mandolin production.
•Pioneered the use of graphite-epoxy laminations in mandolin tone bars.
•Introduced special models that have no plastic bindings.
•Adopted special epoxies for strength and vibration transmission.
•Reformulated top and back graduations for full plate movements.
•Adopted willow, as Stradivari did, for internal blocks and linings.
•Introduced ancient forest maple for bridge bases.
•Created custom tuner parts.
•Established low instrument weight as a major factor in sound projection; the heaviest Phoenix mandolin weighs only 30 ounces!
•Pioneered the hybrid varnish finish.

  • Model: Standard
  • Shipping Weight: 20lbs
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Phoenix Mandolins

This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 13 November, 2010.

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