SOLD – (NEW) 40th Anniversary Stiver A model – Master Grade woods, Honey Burst finish, special 40th Anniv. appointments – SOLD

(NEW) We love Stiver mandolins, we know they are among the finest in the world,  and we get excited whenever we get our hands on one.  Imagine our excitement, then, now that we are able, exclusively, to offer the 40th Anniversary Stiver mandolin.

When Mr. Stiver and I discussed the idea for his 40th Anniversary mandolins, we couldn’t think of a lot of changes, since the 400 or so Stiver mandolins out there pretty much speak for themselves, and Stiver-owners tend to be some of the most contented and least likely to want to trade one away…so we kept it simple, but elegant.

We found it curious that Mr. Stiver had not built an A model in more than six years! I suppose that is natural if he is always booked up with orders for F and 2-point models, but we love the A model so much, and his in particular, that we requested that he build us a special 40th Anniversary A model. This is that mandolin. Lou honored our request for some very special wood – and he used one of our special sets of MASTER GRADE quilted maple – large enough to yield a ONE-PIECE back, which we generally prefer – when available. The special woods add $300 to the MSRP. It is accessorized with a special *40th Anniversary* engraved James tailpiece, radiused fretboard and tortoise pick guard, IVOROID bindings with black purfling, gold strap buttons, faux-fretted” fretboard scoop and gold Gotoh tuners with IVOROID knobs. Price includes TKL brand rectangular case. It will be the *only* Stiver 40th Anniversary A model!

MSRP: $4,650

Serial # 349