Standard Features

  • Top plate of finest grade quartersawn spruce, hand carved and tap tuned
  • Back plate of highly figured maple, hand carved and tap tuned
  • Sides of highly figured maple
  • Neck of highly figured maple
  • Angle cut and tapered peghead
  • Hand sawn and hand engraved, Apitius pearl shell flowerpot inlay on headstock (optional art-deco inlay available)
  • Peghead veneer of dyed pearwood front and back
  • Fingerboard of genuine ebony with a conical (compound) radius of 7 1/4” (184mm) - 12" (305mm)
  • Paua abalone position markers with tortoise color side dots
  • "Top bound" body with "side bound" neck and peghead
  • Schaller GrandTune™ tuning machines with 18:1 gear ratio
  • Customised James™ taipiece
  • Width at nut: 29mm (1  5/32”)
  • Scale length: 355mm (14")
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • Hand applied (not sprayed) sunburst stain for a vintage look
  • Spirit varnish finish applied by hand in the traditional French polish method
  • Hot hide glue construction throughout
  • Custom fitted, carbon fiber Hoffee® case with Apitius Mandolin Co. logo
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Shown above with optional split block postion markers, bound F-holes, "art deco" headstock inlay and  floating humbucker pickup.

Peghead veneered front and back with dyed pearwood. Inlays of hand-sawn and hand engraved pearl shell.



Schaller™ GrandTune™ precision tuning machines.


The Apitius "Club Jazz™", perfectly voiced for the Jazz musician.



Introducing the J-series mandolins by Apitius. Inspired by the legendary Jazz archtop guitars of D'Angelico, D'Aquisto and Benedetto, the J-series are designed with the needs and desires of the Jazz mandolinist in mind. With more air volume and a larger soundboard surface than my F-models, these mandolins have a darker, mellower voice ideally suited to and voiced for Jazz.

The "Club Jazz™" takes its ques from the legendary archtop jazz guitars of the 30's and 40's and delivers a big, open sound with lush chords, warm tones and loads of sustain. Legendary jazz mandolinist, Don Stiernberg, remarked, "the sustain makes more things possible" and vurtuoso of both violin and mandolin, Aaron Weinstein says, "it's a game changer".


Includes Custom fitted Hoffee™ carbon fiber case with "Apitius Mandolin Co." logo