Each instrument in Washburn’s Timeless Collection is rare and unique in that it is built with reclaimed wood that is at least 140 years old! Reclaimed from European Fir beams, trusses, and joists from old buildings such as farms, pubs, and bridges in the UK, only the smallest percentage of wood is suitable to become Timeless Collection tonewood. Dry, stiff, and light, European Fir is tonally rich, deep and loud, and exhibits the crispness of a Spruce and the warmth of Redwood and Cedar.
One of the four types of all-solid instruments available in the Timeless Collection, the Washburn TCMC43SWK Timeless Celtic mandolin features a Timeless Fir soundboard paired with solid Mahogany back and sides, and a Satin Amber Burst finish. Each Washburn Timeless Collection instrument includes a hardshell case and a cut-steel nail encased in acrylic pulled from the reclaimed beams used to build a Timeless, authenticating its 140+ year old origin!