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Troublesome Creek HM-2 Honey Bee Mandolin

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The Honeybee

Our new “flat top mandolin” is anything but flat! With clarity and punch that strongly emulates its carved siblings, this little powerhouse transcends all others in its price range. Our hot hide-glued “Spidercone” x-bracing system forms the Torrefied Appalachian Red Spruce soundboard into a pronounced, effectively graduated dish, giving these little guys a voice unlike anything else on the market today! Arched fingerboards, adjustable necks and hand-carved bridges ensure playability, honey-sweetness and sustain.

Honeybee Series
Model HM-2

Select Torrefied Appalachian Red Spruce top and Osage Orange back & sides, BWB rosette and with Ivoroid binding. Abalone, MOP or premium resin logo inlay and side dots. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Gloss Nitro Lacquer finish. Caterpillar bridge with Gold finish tuners and tailpiece. Troublesome Creek hardshell case included.

Body Width: 10 5/16"
Body Length: 13 1/2"
Overall Length: 25 7/8"
Body Depth at Rim: 2 3/16"
Soundhole Diameter: 2 1/8"
Top Arch Radius: 7"
Neck Width at Nut: 1 1/8"
Neck Width at 12th Fret: 1 1/2"
Scale: 13 7/8"
Fretboard Arch: 7"
Frets: 20

At Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Company
, we train people in recovery to become some of the best luthiers in the country. Using the finest in locally-sourced, Appalachian hardwoods, they create stunning instruments that are both tonally and environmentally excellent, while each sale contributes to the regrowth of our post-coal economy. When you purchase a Troublesome Creek instrument,you get you more than a terrific handmade heirloom; you take ownership in a legacy that you helped build. Visit the Appalachian School of Luthiery at:

The Culture of Recovery program was created in order to host people in recovery at the studios of the Appalachian Artisan Center. Established under a generous grant from ArtPlace America, the COR initiative brought in people suffering from substance abuse disorders in an effort to enhance their recovery efforts by immersion in Blacksmithing, Pottery, Luthiery and more. Since the program began in 2018, we have instructed hundreds of individuals, offering them new focus and healing. And of these many success stories, an especially talented, select group have gone on to become luthiers at Troublesome Creek. And we couldn’t be happier about that!
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