Saga AM-10 A-model mandolin build kit


Build your own high quality A-style mandolin. The AM-10 kit is just the ticket!

In stock (can be backordered)


Build your mandolin

It’s exciting and satisfying!

Making a hand crafted mandolin is very worthwhile. Many people began their instrument building skills with this kit. Whether you’re looking to learn to build a guitar or other stringed instrument, or you would like to build just the mandolin, The AM-10 A-model mandolin is a fantastic way to get started. Understanding the basics of how an instrument is fitted and finished, how it is adjusted and dialed in is an invaluable experience. This is not only a great way to learn, it’s enormously satisfying and you have a fantastic, hand made mandolin in the end- which you can proudly play in any jam or performance group.

All you need are the most basic woodworking skills and our AM-10 kit. The clear, step-by-step illustrated instruction book makes the project easy and fun! The solid, pre-carved spruce top and maple back are left sufficiently thick that you can do the final graduations and interior finish work and the peghead area is left oversized so that you may design your own, signature peghead shape. The rosewood fingerboard is pre-fretted so that you have only to glue the neck into the body, apply your finish, and assemble the hardware to complete your own, personal masterpiece!

These are the specs of your new mandolin:

Solid spruce top combined with flamed maple back give the perfect tonal properties for the beginning to intermediate player
Solid maple neck with pre-fretted Indian rosewood fingerboard for fast, easy action
Uncut peghead shape with rosewood peghead overlay
Adjustable rosewood bridge allows player to dial-in the perfect string height with ease
Includes nickel plated hardware, white binding, strings and easy to follow instruction manual

If you have any additional personal choices in finish, hardware or color scheme, it’s totally up to you. Learn to do a traditional sunburst, a hand rubbed lacquer, a china oil finish, a dark stain, a gloss or antique look.. Customizing is easy since you’re the builder, and your instrument will be one of a kind.

Saga suggests this kit be marketed at a retail price of $149.95, but as usual you won’t pay that price at Beyond Guitars!

This kit is covered by our 14-day customer satisfaction guarantee with a qualification, and that is obviously if you’ve started the kit or lost any parts, etc. the kit is yours!

We also have an ideal case for it, the Golden Gate C-1521 shown below for your convenience.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 28 × 14 × 4 in


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