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
  • Peghead veneer of dyed pearwood front and back
  • Fingerboard of genuine ebony with a standard radius of 7 ½” (190mm)
  • Paua abalone position markers with tortois color side dots
  • "Top bound" body with "side bound" neck and peghead
  • Rubner™ deluxe tuning machines with 15:1 gear ratio
  • Engraved James™ taipiece
  • Width at nut: 29mm (1  5/32”)
  • Scale length: 355mm (14")
  • Adjustable truss rod (double rod design does not add compression force to the neck)
  • Hand applied (not sprayed) sunburst stain
  • Spirit varnish finish applied by hand in the traditional French polish method
  • Hot hide glue construction throughout.
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Hand applied sunburst shading for an authentic vintage look.

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

 

 

Rubner™ deluxe 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 10% 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 plenty of sustain.