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 "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. I myself started frequenting the famous Riverboat Coffeehouse as a young teenager and began my musical education there.