Wow! - A brand new, spectacular Apitius Rosine II mandolin from Oliver Apitius! The Rosine is based on the classic Gibson F-style mandolin and named for Bill Monroe's birthplace in Rosine, Kentucky.

Oliver Apitius hand builds mandolins in a one-person shop in a small town in Dufferin County, southern Ontario. These are absolutely top shelf instruments, with every detail attended to. It's not common to see an Apitius mandolin for sale - new, they are mostly already custom ordered and as they are so prized, they are very rarely available used. We are very happy to have a few come through our shop.

The Apitius Rosine II is based on the classic 1920's Gibson F-Style mandolin and features an F-style body built with fine-grained European (Alpine) Spruce and European Maple viola sets for the back and sides - all the woods are seasoned for twelve years in the Apitius shop. The head is angle-cut and tapered with dyed pearwood veneers front and back.

The shaded finish on this mandolin is a careful reproduction of 1920's finishes and techniques. The Rosine stain is hand rubbed. From the early 1930's, most shaded finishes have been sprayed; hand rubbed and sprayed finishes have quite different looks. The finish itself is a spirit varnish applied using French Polishing, which allows a very thin and acoustically transparent protective coating.

The scale length is 355mm (13.3/16 inches), and the nut width is 29mm (1 1/8 inches). The fingerboard radius is 190mm (7.5 inches). The 15: ration tuners and tailpiece are Golden Age models with with antiqued nickel finish. A hardshell case with Apitius logo is included.

This is a consignment piece. Prices shown here are in US dollars and are based on a recent exchange rate. For Canadian dollar pricing, please follow the More Details link here to our website posting at . Prices do not include shipping, taxes, or any import duties.

The Twelfth Fret

The Twelfth Fret

Brand New
Original Hard
The Twelfth Fret
The Twelfth Fret
(416) 423-2132
Toronto, Ontario
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