Originating in Italy in the early 18th century, the mandolin quickly rose in popularity through the late Baroque and Classical eras, only to decline through the 19th century. The early 20th century saw the rebirth of the mandolin, most often in folk music. Quickly gaining in popularity in the United States and elsewhere, and with new versions now available, the mandolin has taken its place alongside the violin, guitar and other instruments in ensembles. Because of its appealing tone and versatility, often in virtuosic passages, the mandolin is now an integral part of countless ensembles.
We are pleased to offer the Rover A-style mandolin. Hand crafted in China, with premium select Spruce top and maple back and sides, chrome tuning gears, gig bag, instructional book-DVD-CD set, strap, picks, and extra strings. Adjusted and ready to play. The perfect complement to roots music bands, including Celtic, Bluegrass, and Pop. Sunburst finish.
D'Addario's best selling mandolin set, is the standard established by David Grisman and Ricky Skaggs. Warm and bright phosphor bronze tone with the optimal blend of tight playing tension and strong projection. Loopend construction for universal fit. E and A strings are plain steel. D and G strings are steel wound with phosphor bronze.
D'Addario mandolin strings are trusted by legends like David Grisman, Ricky Skaggs, Ronnie McCoury, Doyle Lawson, Rhonda Vincent, Mike Marshall, Adam Steffey, and more, for their natural acoustic tone and reliable performance. They are made from the highest quality plain steel, stainless steel, nickel plated steel and phosphor bronze and are available in a wide variety of gauges.