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Building quality, hand-crafted mandolins and fiddles, one at a time.

Mandolins - Recently Completed

Pomeroy A-2 #218 completed in March 2016 Sold

This is the first one completed in a series of 5 A-2's that I started this winter, now ready for a good home. It features the following:

  • Colorado Englemenn top, with x bracing
  • Figured Red maple back sides and neck
  • Golden Age "Relic" tuners with black buttons
  • 1 3/16" width bone nut
  • Soft "V" neck profile
  • Radiused fingerboard with MOP dots and side markers traditional tailpiece with "Pomeroy" logo cast in silver on the cover
  • Satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Hardshell case
  • Full lifetime warranty
  • Offered at $2100.00

I always welcome any questions.

 

Pomeroy A-2 #216 completed in February 2016 Sold

#216, another one built with the violin in mind. The top and back overhang the sides, with inlaid perflings around the perimeter front and back. Its assembled with traditional hide glue and finished with hand-applied oil varnish. Tonewise, it has that signature Pomeroy A-2 sound, deeply resonant lows to bell like, crystalline highs.

This mandolin also features:

  • Colorado Englemenn top, with x bracing
  • Figured Red maple back sides and neck
  • Golden Age "Relic" tuners
  • 1 3/16" width bone nut
  • Soft "V" neck profile
  • Radiused fingerboard with MOP dots and side markers
  • Bill James solid cast silver tailpiece with "Pomeroy" inscription
  • Hand applied oil varnish finish
  • Sealed, but unfinished neck
  • Hardshell case
  • Full lifetime warranty
  • Offered at $2600.00

 

Pomeroy Two-Point Mandolin #215 Sold

This mandolin was completed in November 2015 for John Hostler in Tennessee. Its a "hybrid" with the neck intersect at the 15th fret and the fingerboard end elevated off of the soundboard. This tends to create a brighter tone than our more traditional oval holes, but is still full bodied with excellent balance up and down. It also features our prized Colorado Englemenn spruce for the top and Vermont Red Maple back and sides with satin nitro-lacquer finish.

Pomeroy A-2 #213 completed in September, 2015 Sold

Like the two before it, this one is also built with the violin in mind. The top and back overhang the sides, with inlaid perfling in a more pronounced re-curve around the perimeter. Assembled with traditional hide glue and finished with a hand-applied, vintage oil varnish. Tonewise, its sweet but bold with a big, open and balanced presentation and crisp delivery. The sustain is incredible.

This mandolin also features:

  • Colorado Englemenn top, with x bracing
  • Figured Red maple back sides and neck
  • Golden Age "Relic" tuners
  • 1 3/16" width bone nut
  • Soft "V" neck profile
  • Radiused ebony fingerboard with MOP dots and side markers
  • Relic, vintage tailpiece with Pomeroy logo in silver
  • Hand applied oil varnish finish with unfinished "fast" neck
  • Hardshell case
  • Full lifetime warranty
  • Offered at $2600.00

 

#211 Pomeroy F-5, completed in June 2015 Sold

Pomeroy F-5 #211
This mandolin was completed in November of 2015 and built for Gabbi Dluzewski of Sweden. This is his 3rd Pomeroy acquisition. It features a Colorado Englemenn Spruce top with tone bar bracing and Red Maple slab-sawn back and sides. It's triple bound with custom features such as the dragon inlay on the fingerboard, an "unfinished" neck, Bill James cast silver tailpiece with "Pomeroy" inscription and hand-crafted Alessi tuners.

#209 Pomeroy Two Point mandola, completed in July of 2015 Sold

This is the first mandola that I've built with purflings and overhangs, "violin style", like the two point mandolin #200 that proceeded. I love the very vintage look, especially with the matte finish. It's strung with Thomastic flat wound strings and has a wonderful, rich classical tone. It's a one of a kind and I'm especially proud of everything about it.

Hi Don, Well, I've been spending a couple of hours every day with your mandola. It is wonderful, and keeps getting better and better. I had high hopes for this instrument, and it has exceeded my expectations in every way. Tyler Jackson fell in love with it, too. You've got the magic, bro. Many thanks."

- Bill, owner of mandola #209

#206 Pomeroy A-2, completed in June 2015 Sold

Features:

  • Red maple back sides and neck
  • "X" braced, locally harvested Colorado Englemenn spruce top
  • Tortoise shell binding top and back
  • Golden Age "Relic" tuners w/ black buttons
  • 1 3/16" width bone nut
  • Soft "V" neck profile
  • Radiused fingerboard with MOP dots and side markers finished in matte nitro lacquer
  • Bill James cast tailpiece in silver with Pomeroy inscription

Dear Don, Thank you so much for the incredible mandolin. It is beautiful to look at, the wood and the craftsmanship, and also to listen to. The sound is so clear and full, and it plays so nicely. The action is low and it feels comfortable in my hands. I'm not one of those disciplined musicians who plays for hours, but I've been inspired to play every day since I got this beautiful instrument. I've always been the guitar player, but all those melodies I've been backing up all those years are coming out on the mandolin. I'm on summer vacation, from teaching school, and playing my new mandolin is one of my summer projects. What fun! Hope to see you again some time soon."

- Sally Newton, Marlboro VT, owner of #206

Pomeroy A-2 Mandolin #202 Sold

#202 A-2 just completed. This mandolin, like the two point before it, has been built with the violin in mind. The top and back overhang the sides, with inlaid perfling in a more pronounced re-curve around the perimeter. And like #200, is assembled with traditional hide glue and finished with a hand-applied oil varnish. Tonewise, this unique A-2 offers up a sweetness that has to be experienced to be really heard and felt, with a very big and open, balanced presentation... resonant lows all the way up to bell like, crystalline highs.

This mandolin also features:

  • Colorado Englemenn top, with x bracing
  • Figured Red maple back sides and neck
  • Golden Age "Relic" tuners
  • 1 3/16" width bone nut
  • Soft "V" neck profile
  • Radiused fingerboard with MOP dots and side markers
  • Bill James solid cast silver tailpiece with "Pomeroy" inscription
  • Hand applied oil varnish finish
  • Hardshell case
  • Full lifetime warranty
  • Offered at $2600.00

Custom Pomeroy Octave Mandolin #204 Sold

Features of #204:

  • Hand carved, Colorado Englemenn Spruce top
  • X bracing
  • Tortoise shell binding, top and back
  • Figured Maple back, sides
  • 3-piece laminated maple neck
  • 12" radiused ebony fingerbaord with custom inlay
  • 1 5/16" wide bone nut
  • 22 3/4" scale
  • Pomeroy ebony bridge
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish in gloss
  • Golden Age tuners
  • James tailpiece

Trevor Mountjoy, owner (May 27, 2015)

 

Pomeroy Two-Point Mandolin #200 Sold

This marks a milestone for the Pomeroy shop... #200! I wanted it to be unique and had thought to try this for some time. The top and back overhang the sides and in place of bindings I have inlaid perfling into a more pronounced re-curve around the perimeter. It's assembled with traditional hide glue and finished with a brushed oil varnish and so is a reflection of violin construction in many ways. The results of this have excited me and I am anxious to build more like it in the future. Tonewise, it has a pronounced bluegrass bark across the fingerboard with crisp, crystalline highs and open, guttural lows.

Mandolin #200 also features:

  • Colorado Englemenn top, with tone bars
  • Figured Red maple back sides and neck
  • Golden Age "Relic" tuners
  • 1 1/8" width bone nut
  • Soft "V" neck profile
  • Radiused fingerboard with MOP dots and side markers
  • Bill James solid cast tailpiece with "Pomeroy" inscription hand applied oil varnish finish
  • Hardshell case
  • Full lifetime warranty

Offered at $3200.00

Pomeroy A-2 Mandolin #194 Sold

This mandolin is built with locally harvested Colorado Englemenn Spruce and is finished in oil varnish. It also features:

  • Red maple back sides and neck
  • Tortoise shell binding top and back
  • Golden Age "Relic" tuners
  • 1 3/16" width bone nut
  • Soft "V" neck profile
  • Radiused fingerboard with MOP dots and side markers
  • Traditional tailpiece with Pomeroy "lady logo" cast in sterling silver
  • Hardshell case
  • Full lifetime warranty

Offered at $2100.00

Pomeroy Mandocello, completed in May 2014
for Bill O'Connor of Bandera TX. Sold

This "mandolin" features:

  • Hand carved, artist grade and locally harvested Englemenn Spruce top
  • Ivoroid binding
  • Red Maple back sides and neck
  • 12" radiused ebony fingerboard
  • 1 3/8" wide bone nut
  • U shaped neck profileCustom headstock inlay in Mother of Pearl
  • Pomeroy crafted ebony bridge
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish in semi gloss
  • Schaller tuners
  • Allen tailpiece
  • Custom hardshell case from Cedar Creek

My hands are tired... and it's all your fault! What a wonderful instrument! I love it. More importantly, my wife loves it. It makes the bass clef lyrical. It really is grand. I'm thrilled with it. Thanks, Don."

- Bill O'Connor in Bandera TX, owner of Pomeroy Mandocello

 

Pomeroy A-4 Mandolin #192, dubbed "Myrtle" Sold

This mandolin and your workmanship have consistently exceeded my expectations. One surprise is how loud it is. Playability is just excellent. The bell-like tone is just what I was hoping for. The pewter cast of the appointments have a nice warm glow that I really appreciate. I had a very busy weekend, but still managed to play her off and on for several hours. She broke in a little or rather, my touch adjusted and we just kept getting better together. Assorted friends have invaded my man cave to see Myrt and all came away very impressed! I could babble on about this, but the long and the short of it is that I am very pleased with your work and the way it turned out. Again, thank you so much."

- Hal Cunningham, Binghamton NY, owner #192

 

Pomeroy #186a and 186b, matching F-5 and F-4 Sold

These two mandolins were custom built as a pair for a customer and they feature the following:

  • Hand carved, Englemenn Spruce top, F-4 with x bracing
  • Adirondack Spruce top F-5 with tone bar bracing
  • Ivoroid binding
  • Red Maple back sides and neck
  • 10" radiused ebony fingerbaord with 6mm abalone dots
  • 1 3/16" wide bone nut
  • "Soft V" shaped narrow neck profile
  • Custom headstock inlay
  • Pomeroy ebony bridge
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish in semi gloss
  • Golden Age, relic gold tuners
  • Bill James gold tailpiece

 

Pomeroy A-2 Mandolin #190 Sold

This mandolin is the first to come out of our shop of it's kind, made completely from wood harvested in the US. It features an artist grade, x-braced Adirondack Spruce top, Red Maple back, sides and neck and American Hornbeam fingerboard, headstock overlay, and bridge. Hornbeam, also known as Ironwood, is extremely dense and a good alternative to ebony. It's an attractive chocolate color and we feel a great compliment to the natural coloring in this A-2. We've been fortunate to acquire an unusually large log of this native wood and are looking forward to using it in many more A-2's and 4's.

The tone is full, warm and quite volumous... everything you'd expect in a Pomeroy with an added crispness and even a bit of a pop, thanks mostly to the AD top and added tonal features of the hornbeam. This mandolin would play well in any setting.

This mandolin also features:

  • tortoise shell binding top and back
  • Golden Age "Relic" tuners
  • 1 3/16" width bone nut
  • soft "V" neck profile
  • radiused fingerboard with MOP dots and side markers
  • traditional tailpiece with Pomeroy "lady logo" cast in sterling silver
  • satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • hardshell case
  • full lifetime warranty with satisfaction guaranteed!
  • Offered at $1800.00

She arrived in good shape and, once home I settled down with a pale ale and my new Pomeroy. My initial impressions are of a strong undercurrent of vintage Gibson Oval but there is also a subtle overlay of a more contemporary flavor with a gentle woody punch. She responds in a complex and enticing way to changes in dynamics and attack. This is an instrument with a complex character. I look forward to exploring her many nuances."

- Tom Wannenburg, owner #190

#184 Pomeroy Octave Mandolin, owner Celeste Krenz, Nashville

I love the instrument.. what I have experienced is amazing. It's such a big beautiful sound. I have played it at two shows and had lots of instrument gawkers... Anyway, hope to record with it soon. Thanks for taking the time to make it so beautiful. http://www.reverbnation.com/celestekrenz"

- Celeste Krenz, Nashville - owner #184

 

Pomeroy A-2 Mandolin #180

Features of #180

  • Pomeroy A-2 #180
  • Hand carved, Englemenn Spruce top
  • X bracing
  • Tortoise shell binding, top and back
  • Red Maple back sides and neck
  • 10" radiused ebony fingerbaord with 6mm abalone dots
  • 1 3/16" wide bone nut
  • "Soft V" shaped narrow neck profile
  • Pomeroy ebony bridge
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish in semi gloss
  • Golden Age, relic nickel tuners
  • Comes with hardshell case
  • Offered at $1800.00

As soon as I tuned up the A-2 and began playing it, seconds turned to minutes, and minutes to hours before I realized how much time had passed. What an absolute joy this mandolin is to play, and the sound is extraordinarily great, and I do mean to use superlatives here without hyperbole. You Sir, are a very talented luthier who has, no doubt earned his merit on the workbench. Set up is perfect for me, as it is low, but not too low. The craftsmanship is quite lovely and the appointments are simple but tasteful - And that's me to a "T." The sound is what really knocks me out. However you managed that, you managed it very well."

- Ron Tobias, owner #180, Eagle River, Alaska

Pomeroy F-5 Mandolin #160

Features of #160

  • Hand carved, Red Spruce top
  • Tone bar bracing
  • Ivoroid binding
  • Red Maple back sides and neck
  • Pomeroy vine pattern in MOP on headstock
  • 1 1/8" wide bone nut
  • "U" shaped narrow neck profile
  • Ebony fingerboard with 4mm. dots
  • Pomeroy ebony bridge
  • Bill James Tailpiece with Pomeroy script engraving
  • Comes with hardshell Bobelock case and padded cover

 

Pomeroy Blackface Mandola #182 Sold

Blackface Mandola #182 , completed April 2013 and bound for its new owner, John Holmberg, in Queensland, Australia.

It features an artist grade, Adirondack Spruce top with X bracing and Red Maple slab-sawn back with matching sides and neck. Based on Gibson's original H-2, the scale length is 15 7/8", neck profiled in a "soft V", nut width 1 3/8", 12" radius fingerboard and bound in triple-lam ivoroid on the headstock, fingerboard, top and back. I recorded the soundclip myself just before it left the shop. The tune is called "Snow on Deer Mountain".

Hi Don, Just an update on the mandola after a few weeks playing it (almost constantly). I'm enjoying this new instrument so much. It is the kind of instrument that stimulates new approaches to one's music. I love the middle voice between the mando and the octave mando (tenor banjo in my case). I was at a camping-session weekend recently and the mandola was the instrument I reached for to accompany songs that others were singing and playing. The lovely sustain and good bass response are a real treat and give the instrument a great deal of versatility for accompaniment. It is also fun to play tunes on it in a small session where the tunes, played an octave below the fiddle-mandolin, fit in nicely. The mandola already has a lovely focused tone (despite being lower register), great volume and sustain and spot on intonation up the neck (a real treat as I use a capo on this unlike the mando). And a bonus: it's such a lovely thing to behold (many compliments from muso friends which I defer to you). You did such a nice job on her: great fit and finish and lovely tone woods and inlay. Thanks again Don for creating this lovely instrument which I will cherish. It was a delight working with you on the project and I look forward to keeping in touch as email friends (until I can get back to Colorado). Cheers mate, and Thanks Again, John"

- John Holmberg, owner #182

Pomeroy A-4 Mandolin #181 Sold

Owner Michael Bloomfield

 

Pomeroy A-2 Mandolin #183 Sold

Features of #183

  • Pomeroy A-2 #183
  • Hand carved, Englemenn Spruce top
  • X bracing
  • Tortoise shell binding, top and back
  • Red Maple back sides and neck
  • 10" radiused ebony fingerbaord with 6mm abalone dots
  • 1 3/16" wide bone nut
  • "Soft V" shaped narrow neck profile
  • Pomeroy ebony bridge
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish in semi gloss
  • Golden Age, relic nickel tuners
  • Comes with hardshell case
  • Offered at $1800.00

 

Pomeroy 2-Point Octave Mandolin Sold

 

Pomeroy A-2 #168.2 Sold

Her voice is sweet and fresh and surprisingly powerful. Like the song of a wren, it is clear, but not shrill. The sustain is delightful. I love the Thomastiks on her. Her voice is consistent up and down the fretboard. The intonation is perfect. The action is excellent. I've played her at gigs and asked other mandolinists to play her. All were quite taken by her. I especially enjoy sitting on the porch in the quiet hours and playing her softly. I look forward to her voice gaining maturity as she opens up."

- Bill O'Connor, owner #168.2

 

Pomeroy A-2 #177 Sold

You have created a beautiful instrument with a wonderful sound. The craftsmanship is excellent. The tone is clear and distinctive with very good volume. I know that the tone of an instrument will improve with use over time but if this one stays the same as it is today it will be fine with me. I can't thank you enough for this entire experience and I will be providing additional feedback as I get better acquainted with #177."

- James Pentecost, owner #177 mandolin, Feb. 16, 2013

 

Pomeroy A-5 Mandolin #146 Sold

Features of #146

  • Hand carved and tuned, Englemann Spruce top with tone bar bracing
  • Highly figured Red Maple back and sides
  • Maple neck with a laminated walnut strip down the center
  • Highly figured Maple binding with a black laminated strip on the top, back and sides
  • 1 1/8" wide bone nut
  • Narrow U-shaped neck profile
  • Ebony fingerboard with 4mm. dots
  • Pomeroy ebony bridge
  • Gibson style tailpiece with Pomeroy "lady" in sterling silver
  • Comes with hardshell Bobelock case and padded cover

This A-5 has a loud clear pop while maintaining it's big volume all the way up the neck and will and be heard in most any jam setting.

 

Pomeroy Oval Hole Mandola Sold

Features:

  • Hand carved, Englemenn Spruce top
  • X bracing
  • Ivoroid binding
  • Figured Maple back, sides
  • 3-piece laminated maple neck
  • 12" radiused ebony fingerbaord
  • Custom thickened neck profile
  • 1 3/8" wide bone nut
  • 15 3/4" scale
  • Pomeroy ebony bridge
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Golden Age relic tuners
  • James tailpiece

 

Pomeroy Oval Hole Octave Mandolin #171 Sold

Features of #171

  • Hand carved, Englemenn Spruce top
  • X bracing
  • Tortoise shell binding, top and back
  • Figured Maple back, sides
  • 3-piece laminated maple neck, "U" shaped profile
  • 12" radiused ebony fingerbaord with Mother of Pearl inlay
  • 1 5/16"" wide bone nut
  • 22 3/4" scale
  • Pomeroy ebony bridge
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish in gloss
  • Grover tuners
  • Allen tailpiece
  • Comes with custom Cedar Creek hardshell case

 

Pomeroy A-2 #170 Sold

  • Hand carved, Englemenn Spruce top
  • X bracing
  • Ivoroid binding, top and back
  • Figured Maple back, sides
  • 3-piece laminated maple neck, "U" shaped profile
  • 10" radiused ebony fingerbaord with gold Mother of Pearl inlay
  • Gold Mother of Pearl rossette
  • 1 1/8" wide bone nut
  • Pomeroy ebony bridge
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish in satin
  • Grover tuners in gold
  • Gold tailpiece with Pomeroy "Lady logo" in silver
  • Comes with hardshell case

Offered at $1950.00

 

Pomeroy A-2 #168 Sold

  • Hand carved, Englemenn Spruce top
  • X bracing
  • Tortoise shell binding, top and back
  • Red Maple back sides and neck
  • 10" radiused ebony fingerbaord with 6mm. abalone dots
  • 1 1/8" wide bone nut
  • "U" shaped narrow neck profile
  • Pomeroy ebony bridge
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish in semi gloss
  • Comes with hardshell case

Offered at $1700.00

 

Pomeroy Oval Hole Octave Mandolin #165 Sold

Features of #165

  • Hand carved and tuned artist grade Englemann Spruce top
  • 22 3/4" scale length
  • X bracing
  • Ivoroid binding: top, back, fingerboard and headstock
  • Red Maple back sides and neck
  • 3-piece laminated neck with adj. truss rod
  • Pomeroy vine pattern in MOP on headstock and fingerboard
  • 1 3/8" wide bone nut
  • slim "U" shapedneck profile
  • 10" radiused Ebony fingerboard
  • Pomeroy ebony bridge with compensated saddle
  • Allen solid cast tailpiece in nickel
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish in satin
  • Grover tuners
  • custom Cedar Creek hardshell case

 

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This is the third of Don's mandolins to pass through The Great Divide. I wish I could get more from him. This one is quite easily the best one that I've heard yet. He continues to refine his sound chamber, carving and overall craftsmanship with an eye to becoming one of the top mandolin makers. Don has a really smooth toned but loud instrument here. The bass is very impressive and the E and A strings are most pleasing sounding with nice sustain."

- Sandy Monro, owner of The Great Divide music store in Aspen, CO, commenting on #37, F-style

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