2008 Stealth V4 (nbr 4), German spruce top, Sugar maple back, pickguard is top and sidebound,
Said Hans “Fingerboard binding set into the pickguard and reverse return on riser block compared to the F5. It’s straight Trans-Tint, which is a little blue/black. prefer the “dreadnaughted” out look of V4, the more scalloped inside curve of the big point (which is carried out on the lower point also), the asymmetric curve of the bass side around to the T/P and the way the whole body flows into the curves of the peghead. Very crisp and clear sounding from the sugar maple, and with the punch, pop and bark of an “F” model.
V3 on left, V4 (this mandolin) on right