Piercy F-Style Mandolin
An ornate masterpiece that rewards enthusiatic playing.
The Barnes & Mullins Piercy is a superb F-style mandolin named in recognition of the ''Piercy'' sisters to whom Bowley Barnes and Albert Mullins were married.
The solid spruce top is paired with solid maple back and sides and finished with a vibrant, antique orange stain. The instrument is coated with a high gloss lacquer which reinforces the well balanced tone with just the right amount of high-end chime.
Featuring a single oval soundhole in place of the F-holes usually found on most other F-style mandolins, the Piercy mandolin offers a slightly broader tonal range to the player, with a more complete sound across the spectrum. It excels across all frequency ranges, occupying the high, mid and low registers admirably, rewarding the enthusiastic player with great projection.
Complete with a maple neck and an ovangkol fingerboard, gold hardware and adjustable ebony bridge, the Piercy is a delightful mandolin, perfect for those looking for a really special instrument.
Common mandolin tunings
G, D, A, E – Standard mandolin tuning
G, D, A, D
A, D, A, E
Why should I buy an F-Style Mandolin?
Commonly played by professional mandolin players, F-style mandolins feature an upper body scroll and scrolled headstock – making them aesthetically distinctive from A-style mandolins. Their more elaborate body and headstock design naturally uses more tonewood materials and requires a greater level of craftsmanship.
There is little discernible difference in the sound produced compared to A-style mandolins. However, F-style mandolins are ever so slightly more resonant due to their larger body chamber and tonewood area. They are historically favoured for bluegrass music as they are considered to have more 'cut-through' in a ensemble situation.
Body & Construction
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