The Barnes & Mullins Salvino Mandolin is a classic, F-Hole scroll top mandolin named after a recently uncovered ‘Salvino’ model from the turn of the 20th century. F-Hole style mandolins are historically favoured for bluegrass music, as they are considered to have more ‘cut-through’ in a ensemble situation, allowing themselves to be heard more easily above other acoustic instruments. This instrument is constructed using carefully selected solid woods including a solid Mahogany top, with solid Maple back and sides. Beautifully finished in a traditional style with a scroll top, the BM650 has an F hole either side of the Rosewood bridge. Premium features include a Maple neck, a 20 fret Ovangkol fingerboard with mother of pearl dot inlays and nickel hardware.