2007 Dancing Star Harp Mandolin

made by David Newton



David's second harp mandolin - a "true" harp mandolin, as opposed to the well-known Dyer - repeats the great quality of his first instrument and adds an attractive walnut back.  Like his first one, in my opinion this is a $2,000 instrument that sounds like a $3,000 instrument - but at a very attractive price.

The four sub-bass strings can be tuned to whatever you desire.  The tone is similar to the Knutsen instrument instrument that inspired it; the volume is approximately the same, and the basses sound just as magical.  The main strings sound somewhat different, and difficult to describe -  a punchy sound, yet with a lot of richness and sustain.

Plays great and comes with 5-year limited warranty.  Sorry, no case.

- Gregg Miner, the "harp guitar pope"

  • Redwood top with spruce ladder bracing
  • American Black Walnut back & sides
  • Honduras mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Maple binding, Ebony end and strap pins
  • BWB sound hole purfling ring
  • Compensated Ebony bridges
  • Black pickguard
  • French polish finish
  • 10-1/2" wide x 26" long x 2-1/2" deep
  • 13-7/8" scale
  • Carbon fiber stiffening rod in neck
  • Grover tuning machines
  • 5-year warranty to original owner
Price: $1,750 (Paypal) SOLD
(cash or check discount price $1,695)

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David Newton is an amateur luthier living in Beaumont, Texas, building guitars, mandolins, & ukuleles since 1975. He modeled this Instrument after my Knutsen black top harp mandolin.

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