2008 H5C Mandola.
Hans said “Top is West Virgina red spruce and back is very hard red maple. I mostly used some tracings and measurements I took off an H5, but also have the Siminoff print. There is plenty of treble on mandolins. Mandolas are big, deep and I think in order to bring out some treble, the holes are smaller.”
Mandola on right (Pictured with F-5 for perspective)
Being played by Danny Roberts at IBMA