Classic Archtops
BOOTS “IMPERIAL” MODEL
Inspired by the classic archtop guitars of the 1930’s & 40’s, the Boots “Imperial” model mandolin offers a tonal alternative to the traditional F-5 mandolin. The 11” wide soundboard is hand carved and tuned to offer the widest dynamic range, producing a full, open and balanced woody tone. The power and sensitivity of this instrument makes it suitable for a wide variety of musical styles.

Features
Scale: 13 7/8"
Body Width: 11"
Rim Depth: 1 7/16"
Fingerboard
At Nut: 1 3/16"
At 12th Fret: 1 ½"
The neck meets the body at the 12th fret.

Specifications
· Hand carved Engelman Spruce top
· Tone bar bracing (X-bracing available)
· Hand carved Curly Maple back & sides
. 3-piece Curly Maple neck with graphite reinforcement
. Multiple-ply Ivoroid body binding
· Bound ebony fretboard
· Mother of Pearl logo and position markers
· Bone nut · Nickel plated Schaller F style tuners
· Nickel plated “Rigel” style tailpiece
· Ebony “Loar” style bridge and endpin
· Sunburst lacquer finish
· Custom fitted hard-shell case



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