Small Body Mandolin

Written by Paul Conlon. Posted in Siveen Instruments

Small Body Mandolin

The small bodied ‘A Style’ mandolins are available in two models, ‘Little Beast Standard ‘ and ‘Small Bodied Custom’. The Little Beast is made from solid European spruce top, mahogany/sapele back and sides, 3 piece maple and sapele laminated neck. Rosewood fretboard ( zero fret)  13- 7/8 scale length, 32 mm bone nut, at its widest point it measures 10-1/4″quality gold geared tuners and standard tail piece. They sound best with an oval sound hole. Neck reinforced with carbon fibre truss rod. A powerful loud sounding thin body with a strong bass, a great session mandolin that suits all styles of music, oldtime, jazz, Irish & bluegrass.


The Custom model is made from European spruce top, mahogany/sapele back and sides, and a choice of quilted or flamey maple back and sides. Ebony fret board, (zero fret) 32 mm nut, 3 piece maple and sapele laminated neck and a carbon fibre reiniforced truss rod. The tail piece is specially hand crafted from ebony and brass and has quality gold geared tuners fitted as standard. The Custom model is available as a up-swept or cutaway head stock and a choice of an oval sound hole or round sound hole. Here we have the main man himself Paul Evans playing a ‘Small Body’ mandolin accompanied by Daoiri Farrell on bouzouki.

2017 prices

  1. Small body standard ………. €950
  2. Small 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


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