“Just completed as a custom build for a musician and salmon fisherman from Juneau, Alaska in March 2023 and based on #245, the mandola that Colin Botts has given life to in a series of beautiful video recordings he’s posted on youtube.

This one features the following:

-Englemmen spruce top, 2 piece figured maple back, sides and neck

  • Rubner tuners
  • 1 5/16″  bone nut
  • Shop made ebony adjustable bridge/saddle
  • Adjustable truss rod and 3 piece laminate neck construction
  • Soft “V” neck profile
  • 12″ Radiused, ebony fingerboard with 5mm MOP dots and 2mm side markers
  • Bill James solid cast and engraved tailpiece

“Hello Don, I just wanted to write you and let you know how pleased I am with the Pomeroy Mandola you built for me. Every detail I requested was incorporated in the mandola in stellar fashion . The quality of construction and materials is second to none. The most important instrument quality, the sound, is everything I hoped for and the superb playability a added bonus. I know this is a instrument that will be with me for life and a heirloom passed on to someone in my family in the future. You are a true craftsman and my Pomeroy V style mandola is a piece of fine art. Like myself, friends who have seen and heard this mandola are very impressed . The experience of commissioning your services to build this mandola has been a pleasure from the start to finish. This mandola is fantastic. I hope someday in the future I can order another Pomeroy Instrument. Thank You so much Don, your luthier skills are exceptional and I really appreciate the attention to detail and quality of the instrument I received!Sincerly Joe Emerson