The Barnes & Mullins BM700 Piercy Mandolin is a traditional scroll top instrument. Made with solid woods, this model has a soundhole in place of the F-holes.
Barnes & Mullins BM700 Piercy Mandolin
The Barnes & Mullins BM700 Piercy Mandolin is a traditional scroll top instrument. It is named in honour of the ”Piercy” sisters to whom Bowley Barnes and Albert Mullins were married. Historically favoured for bluegrass music, this BM700 scroll-top has a soundhole in place of the F-holes usually found on most other scroll-top mandolins. This soundhole lends a broader tonal range to the player, with a more complete sound across the spectrum. However, instruments equipped with F-holes are considered to have more ‘cut-through’ in a ensemble situation.
What we say about the BM700
The Piercy mandolin is extremely sharp looking. Having a light stain maple and spruce gives it a slightly more modern look, and due to the woods used, the mandolin has a lovely rounded, yet bright and crisp tone.
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Top: Solid Spruce
Back and Sides: Solid Maple
Inlays: MOP dots
Bridge: Ebony adjustable
Machineheads: Open gear