Giacomel J5 Mandolin


A unique mandolin from the Italian luthier Corrado Giacomel.

More details about Giacomel J5 Mandolin

Corrado Giacomel is a world class mandolin luthier and builds his mandolins in Genoa, Italy. It seems appropriate that such an avant garde design should come from the birthplace of the mandolin. (Picasso would have probably loved it).

Giacomel mandolins stand apart from all others in their appearance and their sound. A Giacomel J5, with it’s angular F-5 scroll  is unique and is a bold departure from the Holy Grail F-5 pattern that now is considered  the Stradivari of the modern mandolin.

Luthiers from all over the world now work to produce the legendary model that Gibson draftsman Lloyd Loar created in the early 1920’s with varying degrees of success.

Corrado Giacomel has dared to do the unthinkable and go his own way.

World acclaimed mandolin master David Grisman recognised how magnificent Corrado’s mandolins are, using one on his recordings and in live performances.

Top: spruce
Back: curly maple
Neck: curly maple
Fingerboard: ebony
Scale length: 13,93”

The Bold Vision of Luthier Corrado Giacomel