This was a fun project, completed in June of 2021. It features:



  • Englemenn top with tone bar bracing
  • Red Maple figured sides and back, 3- piece laminated neck neck w/ adj. truss rod
  • Golden Age relic tuners w/ matching tailpiece
  • 1 3/16″ bone nut
  • radiused ebony fingerboard with 5 mm dots and side markers
  • tortoise shell binding top and back
  • shop built adj. ebony bridge
  • finished in oil varnish



“The mandolin is here! I had to take a long lunch break, which didn’t end up being all that long but I got to take a look and play it for a little bit. I can’t even describe how wonderful it sounds. I didn’t realize that a mandolin could sustain that long. Playing a few chords it really sounds great. The playability is much better than anything I have played and that is with this instrument feeling different in my hands. I have no complaints. It also looks really great, I already knew that, but it was sure fun to finally see it in person.
Thanks again for all of the hard work. Now, I guess I better get to work and try to be a musician enough to live up to the possibilities of this great instrument.” Terry Ecker, June 2021, owner #269