Hopf Mandolin Orchestra MAF 36


  • Concert instrument with a great volume
  • Sensitive response and easy to play
  • Traditional roundback mandolin with a large, powerful sounding body
  • Top made of fine mountain spruce
  • Maple body
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Spanish cedar neck (Cedrela odorata)
  • Scale: 33.5 cm
  • Fretboard width at the 1st fret 30 mm, at the 10th fret 39 mm
  • 23 Frets
  • With Thomastik Nr: 154 medium strings

Further Information

tuning g, d, a, e
scale-length 335 mm
method of construction of the back shell
case icluded No
pickup included No
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An excellent German bowl back mandolin....without the 2-7 year wait!
Ian C, 01.06.2019
I was looking for a modern bowl back mandolin in the style of the German 'Seiffert' models. Unfortunately these instruments are not widely available, most being custom builds, from a small number of luthiers, who have waiting lists from 2-7 years. By chance I happened to see a video of an accomplished mandolinist playing the Hopf MAF 36. I loved the both the style and the sound of the mandolin so I contacted the musician to ask his overall opinion of the instrument. He said it was 'A superb instrument, sounding as good as instruments that cost much more'. So I bought the MAF-36 from Thomann (who had the best price I could find) and I am delighted with it. The MAF-36 is an extremely well made, beautiful mandolin, producing a clear, powerful sound and it is significantly more affordable than custom build models. Note: You may also need to think about buying the Hopf case, which is specially made for this instrument, as the bowl of this mandolin is too large to fit in most generic cases.
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