The “Country Boy” A-style mandolin is a high quality mandolin without the embellishments.   Great care has been taken to build our “Country Boys” with all the attention to quality and detail normally reserved for mandolins costing thousands of dollars more.  All the fancy bindings and mother-of-pearl  embellishments of those expensive mandolins are pretty to look at, but those aren’t the things that make a great sounding mandolin.  Our “Country Boy” mandolins have what takes to make a great sounding mandolin……….. They simply don’t have all the costly “bells and whistles”.     Current specs include white binding around the top, ebony bridge, genuine bone nut and a  satin finish.

The F-style “Country Boy” may also be ordered as an oval hole model. Click here to see more photos of custom built oval-hole RATLIFF mandolins.

Oval Hole "Country Boy" Mandolin

Ratliff Mandolins

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F-style “Country Boy”

Featured Details

Ratliff “Country Boy” 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
  • Satin lacquer finish
  • Figured maple back, sides and neck
  • High quality tuners
  • Hardshell case included
  • Completely hand made by luthier Audey Ratliff
  • 48 hour approval period
  • Lifetime warranty on materials and workmanship