Acoustic Mandolin Giannini Raiz BS1 Gonçalo Alves NS (GOAL)

SKU: 23500



The Raiz series brings to you instruments that, as the name says, are rooted in Brazilian culture and our history, which rescue our traditions and were fundamental in the construction of Brazilian music. The mandolin is part of this tradition, being a fundamental part in our chorinho.

All Raiz series models have a solid top and laminated back and sides, made with brazilian woods.

The bandolim BS1 GOAL NS apresenta tampo em Marupá maciço, com lateral e fundo em Gonçalo Alves, braço em Cedro Brasileiro, escala em Pau-Ferro.

The woods


It has excellent sound speed and an articulate tone, with dominant midranges (i.e., good treble and balanced bass). Used as a substitute for Spruce in the tops of acoustic instruments, and for Maple or Poplar in solid bodies. As it is a typical tree of floodplain forests, Marupá is common to be found in the Amazon region. With low density and grain, without visible veins (white-yellowish predominance in color), medium to coarse texture, it is easy to work with, dries quickly and allows for a good finish.

Gonçalo Alves

With better results on instruments with steel strings, known internationally as the “Brazilian Koa”, its timbre is similar to Maple, but with a lower sound propagation speed. A species of tropical tree native to South America, distributed in the Amazon region, the Gonçalo Alves (or Muiracatiara) is found most frequently in the states of Pará and Maranhão. Heavy, reddish, with streaked veins and the occurrence of blackish longitudinal bands, it has high durability and resistance.

Brazilian Cedar

Widely used in solid instruments, due to its lightness and stability. The sound provided by Brazilian Cedro is characterized by a deeper and velvety tone, excellent bright definition (as it is not very resinous), good projection and sustain. Natural wood from open forests and fields with a hot/humid climate, widely distributed in the North region, mainly in the states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Pará and Rondônia. It has low density, medium to thick texture, pinkish-beige color, and veins forming smooth regular designs.


Used in acoustic instruments and in the creation of fingerboards and bridges. It produces pieces with good sound, beautiful finishing and excellent sustain, with a brighter tone than Rosewood, but which manages to retain the warmth for which Rosewood is celebrated. Its color varies from light yellowish brown to brownish brown, with dark veins forming characteristic and exotic irregular designs. Known for its rigidity, moderately light and very durable, Pau-Ferro is found in Goiás, Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, São Paulo and Paraná states.


What you will find in this model

  • Nickel plate machine head

Back and sides

What you will find in this model

  • Gonçalo Alves


Shapes available in this series

  • Classic Mandolin shape

Nut Width

Sizes available in this series

  • 30 mm Mandolin


Sizes available in this series

  • 25"


  • Tampo: Marupá maciço
  • Back and sides: Gonçalo Alves (GOAL)
  • Braço: Cedro Brasileiro
  • Fingerboard: Pau-Ferro
  • Fingerboard lenght: 340 mm (13,4")
  • Bridge: Pau-Ferro
  • Machine heads: Chrome die-cast, 4+4
  • Nut: Bone, hand made
  • Largura da pestana: 30 mm (1,2”)
  • Saddle: Metallic
  • Largura do rastilho: 73 mm (2,9”)
  • Acabamento: Verniz fosco
  • Strings: Giannini Cobra CM82L Light
  • Headstock: Laser engraved “Giannini” and “Raiz” logos, additional filet in Imbuia
  • Body height: 70 x 75 mm
  • Body width: 310 mm
  • Full size: 63 cm (24,8")
  • Made in Brazil

*Product subject to change in his features without notice