This is a fairly fancy variation based on a theme of the snakehead type A-style mandolin that’s dressed up, made up, and ready for professional use. The Alpine has an abalone “flying B”-for-Breedlove peghead logo, a colorful abalone flower inlaid there under in a black overlay bordered in crème ivoroid with a black underlay. The ebony fingerboard is inlaid with 7 pearl dots and bound in grained ivoroid with a black line under it. The bridge is two- piece ebony and adjustable, the tailpiece is Monteleone style in gold plate. Twin, unbound, s-shaped soundholes are centered on the east and west side of the top which is black line and ivoroid bound; flame maple sides are likewise bordered and the two-piece back of figure maple is deliciously pretty and bordered in black and ivoroid. The heel cap is ivoroid, end piece is ebony and tuners are Schaller, gold colored with engraving and ivoroid buttons. It sounds great.
When new these list for $5329. This WAS $3,397 but is NOW ON SALE for: