Another A style oval hole in oil varnish, just completed in June 2020 and currently available. This is the first one I’ve built from a stash of Englemenn spruce wedges I acquired a few years ago from a log out of Chilliwack, Britich Columbia. I’m delighted with the results and will certainly be making many more from this source. This mandolin also features:

  • Red maple figured sides and back
  • fully bound in classic ivoroid: top, back, headstock and fingerboard
  • Golden Age “Relic” tuners with ivoroid knobs in vintage nickel finish w/ matching tailpiece
  • 1 3/16″ width ebony nut
  • Shop made ebony adjustable bridge/saddle
  • Adjustable truss rod and 3 piece laminate neck construction
  • Soft “V” neck profile
  • 10″ Radiused fingerboard with MOP dots and side markers
  • oil varnish finish
  • Hardshell case
  • Full lifetime warranty

“Hi Don, I wanted you to know that the beautiful mandolin arrived safe and sound and almost still in tune! It looks, sounds, smells and plays wonderful.Congratulations on your beautiful work.  I just love the old Gibson design. I particularly like how the fingerboard meets the carved top. I like that much better than the cantilevered fingerboards.  I just think it looks great.  I was very pleased with the sustain. I can’t believe how beautiful it sounds.  I will write more after I get a chance to make friends with it. Thank you again for your fine work. Sincerely, Dave”    Dave Dumont, owner #262, Aug.2020