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Bluegrass Mandolin • Design: A-Style • Back / Sides: Mahogany • Top: Spruce • Colour / Finish: Tobacco Sunburst • Fretboard: Rosewood • Neck: Nato • Mechanics: Chrome • Tuning: g,d´,a´,e´´ • Collins Mandolin CM01E This mandolin is gaining in popularity.The Collins mandolin is derived from the American Bluegrass form, is easy to play, and has a great sound for a super price which makes it more than worthwhile trying. Recommended by many players! • 8 stringed mandolin • A-body • Nato neck , frame and back • Rosewood finger board • Top is made from spruce • Single Coil pick-up • Volume and tone controller • Satin-finish in Tobacco Sunburst • Chrome-plated mechanism Bluegrass-Model: This description can be rather confusing as this type of music is no-where near as old as this type of instrument! However, bluegrass mandolins have gained a good reputation due to players, such as Bill Monroe (1911-1996), who in the 1930s developed this new style of music, but using traditional instruments. The beginnings of bluegrass mandolins can be traced back to luthiers , such as Orville Gibson (1856-1918), who developed a flat-model mandolin based on the traditional German mandolin. By 1910 this form had taken over in the USA from the Neapolitan mandolin. Inspite of a lack of interest in such instruments during and after the First World War, there was a revival in popularity in the 1930s. Nowadays mandolins are used for many different styles of music.
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