Apitius Club Jazz New


Product Code: MN1256

$ 6,200.00

From builder Oliver Apitius,

Inspired by the traditional jazz archtop guitars of the past, Apitius J-series mandolins 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 slightly 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.


  • Top of European Spruce, naturally aged for 28 years
  • Back of Red Maple, naturally aged for 7 years
  • Sides and neck of highly figured maple 
  • "Top bound" body with "side bound" neck and peghead
  • 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 conical (compound) radius of 7 1/4” to 12"
  • EVO Gold™ fret wire (medium .080” width) 
  • Paua abalone position markers with tortoise color side dots 
  • Polished bone string nut
  • Schaller GrandTune™ tuning machines with 18:1 gear ratio 
  • Customised James™ tailpiece 
  • Width at nut: 29mm (1  5/32”) 
  • Scale length: 355mm (14") 
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • Hand applied (not sprayed) sunburst stain for a “vintage” vibe.
  • Spirit varnish finish applied by hand in the traditional French polish method 
  • Hot hide glue construction throughout 
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Up-graded with a Custom fitted Hoffee™ case (white ext./green/int. Apitius logo) 

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