Sitka Spruce top
Standard 1 1/8” bone nut
Ebony Ranger Star Inlay
14” Scale length
Custom Shell Tailpiece
Natural Color and satin oil finish
Padded Gig Bag and Leather Cord Strap included
Size: 23 inches long, 7 3/4 inches wide, 1 1/4 inches deep (without bridge)
Instrument itself weighs about 1.6 lbs, or .72 KG. The gig bag weighs about 1 lb.
We can do more customizations, just Contact Us to talk about them!
Here’s a nice letter from one of our creative Ranger Players:
Hi Mary and Bruce,
I am so sorry for the late response. I was out of town when the Ranger arrived (a neighbor held it). What a pleasant surprise when I got it in my hands!
I can only write good things. Great fit and finish, excellent setup, and gorgeous inlay! Out of the box and tuned, the Ranger was incredible to play – as smooth as butter. I decided to take it to a couple of jams to see how it “fit in”. Wow! Even with its diminutive size, this mandolin has a strong voice. Although I expected to use the Ranger as a easily accessible practice and travel instrument, I think it will spend some time in public.
Thank you, Mary and Bruce for returning to Montana, opening Montana Lutherie, and building my Ranger. Without a doubt, it is the best travel mandolin. (And, again, the wheat shock inlay is stunning – I love it!)
I have owned and played a Sweet Pea made in September 21, 2001 for several years before moving up to a 2014 Bitterroot A made in Bend. I have played the new Ranger and found it to be a great quality solid wood instrument worthy of being used in many settings. Steve Strock
I love my Ranger! I upgraded to the walnut with radiused ebony fretboard. From the start I was blown away with how great it looked and sounded! You can’t beat its size and portability as well! Overall, a solid instrument and must buy for any mandolinist who wants a mandolin that can go just about anywhere!!!