This completed in January 2023, a custom build, ordered along with a similarly appointed, oval hole mandola. This mandolin features Englemenn top, and figured walnut sides, back and neck.
“First, the mandolin is wonderful. I had high expectations for it, in light of what I had read and heard from other folks who have owned or played your mandolins, but it has exceeded even those expectations. It has a very sweet tone that is perfect for Irish and old time fiddle tunes, and it’s very easy and comfortable to play for extended periods. The neck is exactly what I had hoped it would be when I sent you the measurements during the construction process, so thank you for your skill and attention to detail there. And the ascetic is lovely with the spruce and walnut combination and the very understated finish you gave it. I am neglecting a couple of other nice oval hole mandolins that I’ve had and been loyal to for a long time, because I haven’t been able to put this one down over the past two months, except when I’m trying to figure out how to play the mandola ” Christopher H, April 2023 owner