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
  • 3-piece neck of highly figured maple
  • Angle cut and tapered peghead
  • Hand sawn and hand engraved, Apitius pearl shell "art deco" Toronto skyline headstock inlay
  • Rippled abalone truss rod cover
  • Peghead veneer of burled wood on front face. Triple ply veneers of Ebony/Maple/ burled wood on rear of peghead
  • Fingerboard of genuine ebony with a conical (compound) radius of 7 1/4” (184mm) - 12" (305mm)
  • Abalone  position dots ("split block" position markers available)
  • "Triple ply binding" throughout (black/white binding lines on all surfaces)
  • Double bound F-holes
  • Burled wood accents on bridge base and heelcap
  • Customised gold plated James™ tailpiece
  • Schaller GrandTune™ tuning machines with 18:1 gear ratio and burled veneer on ebony buttons
  • 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)
  • Shown with optional finger rest mounted, floating humbucker pickup -inquire
  • Gold plated, custom engraved, James™ tailpiece
  • Apitius "Honeyburst" shading
  • Spirit varnish finish applied by hand in the traditional French polish method
  • Hot hide glue construction throughout
  • Custom fitted TKL™ case.
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Shown with optional floating humbucker pickup.
    Specifications subject to change.

Back View

Peghead of burled wood veneer with hand-cut and hand engraved pearl shell inlays.



Triple veneer of Ebony, Maple and burled wood. 3-piece neck with Ebony accent lines. Schaller GrandTune™ " tuning machines with burled wood on ebony buttons.

Bound f-holes. Ebony bridge with burled Madrone accents.

Angle-cut and tapered peghead.






Yorkville model with optional split block position markers and floating humbucker pickup.




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 with added sustain making them ideally suited  and voiced for Jazz. Additionally, the 14 frets to the body neck, combined with the cutaway body gives easy access to the upper register.

All J-models can be ordered with a custom voiced, floating humbucker pickup that retains the instrument's fully acoustic functionality. The pickup not only allows for the ability to play at much higher volumes, it also opens up a new world of tonal possibilities.  

The "Yorkville" is the 'ne plus ultra' of my jazz models. Nothing but the finest materials go into the crafting of this prestigious Jazz instrument. It's named after a now posh, uptown neighborhood of Toronto, Canada that had a rich musical history in the 1960s. Canadian musical icons such as Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Gorden Lightfoot and Bruce Cockburn, to name a few, cut their teeth in the numerous coffee houses that existed in that area at the time. I myself started frequenting the famous "Riverboat" Coffeehouse as a young teenager and began my musical education there.