Large Body Mandolin

Written by Paul Conlon. Posted in Siveen Instruments

Large Bodied Mandolin

The large bodied ‘A Style’ mandolins are available in two models ‘Large Body Standard’ and ‘Large Body Custom’. Both models are crafted from solid European spruce top, mahogany/sapele back and sides, 3 piece maple and sapele laminated neck. Rosewood fretboard 13-7/8 scale length (zero fret), 32 mm bone nut, quality gold geared tuners, quality hand made brass tail piece. Neck is reinforced with carbon fibre truss rod. Widest point on the body 11-3/4 wide.

This mandolin has great depth, warm and loud sounding, excellent for irish music. Tail piece accepts ball end strings.

The Custom model is made from top wood master grade adirondack spruce, and a choice of quilted or flamey maple back and sides. The neck is made from laminated 3 piece maple and sapele. Bindings choice, wood or faux tortoise shell, ebony fretboard (zero fret),  32mm bone nut, hand made ebony and brass tail piece, Quality gold geared tuners. Neck is reinforced with carbon fibre truss rod. A bit brighter sounding than the standard model, has plenty of depth. Loud and an excellent mandolin for Irish music. My good friend Adam McOwens from Massachusetts was very impressed with all Siveen models, here he is testing a ‘Large Body Custom’ model with up swept head stock.


Adam McOwen playing the large body Siveen mandolin


2017 prices

  1. Large body standard ………. €950
  2. Large body custom ………. €1050

Customise extras

  • Adirondack spruce top ………. €50
  • Englemann top ………. €50
  • Quilted or flamey maple back and sides ………. €100
  • Rosewood back and sides ………. €100
  • Black walnut back and sides ………. €100

Stevie Dunne playing the large body Siveen mandolin


Stevie Dunne testing out a large body Siveen mandolin

This particular model has a shorter scale length and features the quilted maple head stock, tortoise binding, gold tuners and tail piece. This model is available for €950

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