The mandolin pictured is the actual mandolin you will receive!
At The Farm, we take actual pictures of each instrument and make sure they are fully set-up and ready to play before we ship them. Each instrument goes through a multi-point inspection, followed by a set-up process by our in-house tech staff. We then photograph each instrument with high-quality equipment in our on-site photography studio. We know that details like wood grain and color finishes can vary, so we want you to be able to see, to the best of our ability, exactly what you will be receiving.
This process takes over an hour for each instrument - from inspection to pictures. We care about the instrument we put into your hands! Rest assured your mandolin was not just plucked off of a shelf and drop-shipped to you from a warehouse without the care that it, and you, deserve.
Washburn's Timeless Collection TCMA43SWK is a limited edition, one-of-a-kind A style mandolin with a top made from 140+-year-old reclaimed European Fir beams pulled from bridges, pubs and barns throughout the U.K. Only 1% of 1% is suitable to become Timeless Collection tonewood. European Fir is loud and sonically complex and rich, comparable to the crisp loudeness of Adirondack Spruce, coupled with the warmth of Redwood. In the case of this mandolin, it also benefits from the natural aging process of this reclaimed Fir.
The solid, carved European Fir top is complemented by solid, carved Maple back and sides with grained cellulose ivoroid binding. The body is finished in Tobacco Sunburst finish and features F holes and Washburn's custom tailpiece. The solid Maple neck has a C profile shape. A Mother-of-Pearl "Clou De Lys" graces the headstock to commemorate this special wood. "Clou" is the French definition of nail, and the inlay resembles the flat cut steel nails pulled from the reclaimed wood used to craft the Timeless Collection, proving the age, as cut steel nails ceased to be used after 1880.
This mandolin comes with a flat cut steel nail encased in acrylic pulled from the reclaimed beams used to build a Timeless Collection instrument, authenticating its 140+ year old origin.
This mandolin was the display at the Winter Namm Show in Anaheim. We have listed this as mint condition rather than brand new, since it was on display, but it has never been owned. Comes with the hardshell case pictured.
You are buying a high quality instrument made of wood. Each instrument goes thorough a pre-shipment inspection to ensure you are getting a great quality instrument. However, please keep in mind when instruments are shipped they can endure temperature changes as well as doing the "shipper shuffle" and therefore minor adjustments may be needed to set up the instrument to your personal preferences after receiving it.
Included in your shipment will be instructions on care and maintenance.
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The Music Farm is an Authorized Washburn Dealer.