|Comments||Recently we were visited by Rost’a Capek and his wife, who live and work in Prague, Czech Republic. Capek has been building instruments – primarily banjos and mandolin family members – for bluegrass and jazz players for over 26 years. Given the long history of European craftsmanship, it’s great to see these new instruments making it to North America.
We’ve just taken delivery of a Capek F5 Basic Mandolin model, and it is impressive. The build quality is very high and the instrument sounds great.
|Serial Number||350, dated 2103/6. Built at Rosta Capek’s shop in Prague, Czech Replublic.|
|Pricing||$4,250.00 CAD with molded hardshell case.|
|Neck||Maple neck with bound ebony fingerboard.|
|Frets||22 Narrow mandolin frets.|
|Body||This mandolin uses the classic F-style scroll body, with carved spruce top, curly maple sides, and carved lightly curled maple back.|
|Finish||Gloss, fairly dark traditional sunburst finish.|
|Hardware/electronics||Engraved tailpiece, open tuners with pearlescent buttons.|
|Playability/Action||This mandolin plays extremely well.|
|Case||Molded Capek case included.|
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