THE RA-5 "MASTER MODEL"

The RA-5 “Master Model” has all the features of the finest instruments of the golden age of lutherie.   Greatest attention has been paid to all the elements of the instrument building process, including design, choice of  materials and the highest attention to detail during construction.   Bound all over with three-ply binding,  genuine mother-of-pearl inlays, ebony bridge and fingerboard and top quality hardware these are instruments built for a lifetime of playing enjoyment.   Our RA-5 Master Model has the quality, beauty and “punch” of its F-style cousin.

THE ABOVE PHOTOS ARE OF A STANDARD RA-5 “MASTER MODEL”.  CLICK ON THE PHOTOS FOR A LARGER IMAGE

THE PHOTOS BELOW ARE OF A CUSTOM RA-5 “MASTER MODEL”.  THIS MANDOLIN IS FINISHED WITH A CUSTOM BLACK STAIN AND FEATURES A CURLY MAPLE PICKGUARD.  CLICK ON THE PHOTOS FOR A LARGER IMAGE

A-Style "Master model"

Featured Details

Ratliff mandolins are made with the same demanding standards as the great instruments from days gone by.

  • Nickel Silver Hardware
  • Standard 13 7/8 Scale Length
  • hand engraved tailpiece
  • Gloss lacquer finish
  • mother-of-pearl inlay
  • Highest quality figured maple back, sides and neck
  • Hardshell case
  • Completely hand made by luthier Audey Ratliff
  • 48 hour approval period
  • Lifetime warranty on materials and workmanship
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