Eddie Blevins Mandolin Works / Eddie Blevins Guitars
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and Eddie Blevins Guitars
Welcome to the home of Eddie Blevins Mandolin Works
and Eddie Blevins Guitars
My desire is to provide high-quality instruments at an affordable price along with superior service and customer satisfaction.
All of my instruments are hand built using quality woods and hardware. Please contact me if you would like to discuss a custom mandolin family instrument or guitar built to your specifications.
"For a long time I dreamt of an F5 Mandolin, knowing exactly what I was looking for but never finding The One…
All were way too expensive and not knowing if it would sound as I wished.
Then I found Eddie and contacted him shortly afterwards.
Eddie has been of great help and of very good advice, always very prompt, answering one by one all my concerns.
We chose together the best combination to end up with the perfect mandolin I desired for a really decent price!
It has been a really great adventure and I would do it again any time!
My mandolin, F5#048 reached home here in France, and I’m really amazed and totally in love. It is a beauty, way beyond my expectation!
The sound is amazingly powerful, but still with a warm tone (Engelmann top), and just out of the box! It sings and sustains when playing, with very nice and clear harmonics when needed, simply bewitching!!
Thank you so much Eddie for your great work! Keep going, your name still has a long way ahead among the Masters!"
Charlie T - France
EBMW 048 F5 Cremona w/ Gloss Lacquer
"The mandola did arrive Saturday as you said it would. I let it warm up and tuned it to pitch on Monday. It is beautiful!!! It sounds great as well. I find there is a minimal adjustment in fingering compared to my mandolins. Very friendly to fingers accustomed to mandolin fret spacing. Thanks for all your hard work and expertise. I know this will give me a lifetime of enjoyment."
Mike Klein - New York
EBMW Mandola MD02 H5 Black Cherry w/ Satin Lacquer
“As a beginner mandolin player, it may sound strange for me to have a custom-made instrument. With Eddie’s help I was able to have an extraordinary mandolin that not only is easier to play than any I could have ever bought, but truly inspires me to play more. Plus, when you look at the quality, craftsmanship and the love he puts into each and every build the price is incredible. My mandolin has an amazing, and unsurpassed rich tone and volume that has only become better as it has opened up. But before you ever play the first note you see this mandolin is absolutely beautiful and perfect in every detail, Eddie’s artistry took my dream and turned it into a stunning reality. Thank you”
Joe Everhart - Tennessee
EBMW 036 F5 Mesquite Burst w/ Satin Lacquer
"I was lucky enough to get Eddie's first f-style octave mandolin. Not only did he knock it out of the park, he hit a grand slam. He exceeded my wildest expectations. He showed me all the options for hardware, binding, nut material, hardware finish, inlay color,,,,,,everything. I also ordered a K&K pickup. The Tru-oil finish is impeccable. It's a gorgeous instrument.
I've had it a couple of months now and I love it. The solid tone, volume and sustain are just what I wanted. It's an octave so it doesn't have the same bark as a standard mandolin but it's not supposed to and it really kicks out the notes. The more I play it, the more it opens up.
Although it's a little heavier than my standard mandolins, it's easy to manage and while I'm still getting used to the longer fingerboard, it's easy to play. I coupled it with a Cedar Creek case and I could not possibly be happier with the entire ensemble!"
David Hopkins - Georgia
EBMW OFM-01 F-style Octave - Golden Burst w/ TruOil
"I may be partial ..... prettiest thing I ever did see!!! Thanks Eddie! The custom build mandolin is beyond beautiful, it's a piece of art. Your care and craftsmanship are apparent all over it, and the playability is a very satisfying characteristic of the instrument! Already A LOT of compliments on the look and the sound, can't wait to hear her when she opens up!! Thanks again."
Roger Porter - Tennessee
EBMW 035 F5 Tobacco Wineburst w/ Gloss Lacquer
"Just a note to tell you how pleased I am with my new F4. I am a member of two old time (bands), as well as an Irish Pub band. I had been using an F5 mandolin with a pickup, but was not pleased with the sound. You were able to produce a mandolin to my exact specifications at a reasonable price. I am tickled pink with the new mando. It will make my performances much more enjoyable."
Robert Scholnick - California
EBMW 034 F4 Black Cherry Burst w/ Gloss Lacquer
"I received my beautiful Mandolin a couple of days ago. Stunning how lovely the depth of the color is and how it highlights the gorgeous grain. This Mandolin just exudes a nice warm and classy feeling the second one lays eyes on it. I am very happy and thankful that I was able to get you to build me such a beautiful instrument and for all your wonderful and knowledgeable input in helping decide which direction I would go in the overall design... This Mandolin is exactly the instrument I was looking for…"
Keith Young - British Columbia
EBMW 033 F5 Cinnamon Burst w/ Gloss Lacquer
'A special thank you to Mr. Eddie Blevins for making a dream come true for me...a mandolin that speaks before it is even touched. A one of a kind. The Curly Maple back and sides look like beautiful wavy hair...with a sound that sings like a choir (whether you are chopping or noting a lead). I asked Eddie to make something special that I could pass down through the family and made a statement of who I am, a Rromni Gypsy. He fulfilled every expectation. Eddie is a person that puts his soul into his work."
Leonard Harrison - North Carolina
EBMW 032 F5 Cyber Purple w/ Gloss Lacquer
"I’ve had my Blevins mandolin for about five months now and I love it more and more each month. It continues to open up and really sound rich with lots of punch. Highs, lows and mids are excellent and the build is stellar. Eddie is a pleasure to work with and customizing your instrument is efficient, fun and painless. I’ve played more expensive mandolins and IMHO Eddie’s instruments are right up there in build quality, finish, sound and playability. It won’t be long before he commands a higher price. Get ‘em while they’re hot! :)"
Steve Avery - Illinois
EBMW 027 F5 Tobacco Wine Burst w/ Gloss Lacquer
"Been enjoying my Blevins F5 for about a month now and I love this thing.
Great feel and SOLID tone which is starting to open up more and more as I play!!!
It looks great and FEELS great! The quilting is just what I like and the color is spot on. Definitely the best Mandolin I've owned. I love that the quilting goes right up thru the peghead!!! Doing something over the internet was a bit frazzling for me but reading the reviews of your builds convinced me to go ahead and do it. GLAD I did!!!"
Jim Glasson - Florida
EBMW 028 F5 Cremona w/ Gloss Lacquer
Aesthetically, I was blown away. It was beyond my expectations and I would not change a single detail. I love the grain of the wood and how it shines so brilliantly through the green emerald burst of the one-piece back. The Tru-Oil matte finish is exactly what I was looking for. Your idea of the mountain inlays was spot on; they are amazing. You can tell that this instrument was built by hand and the love and expertise that went into it is unmistakable. Before, when I picked up my mandolin, I was picking up a "tool", now, I'm picking up an "inspiration".
Curtis Marshall - Colorado
EBMW 022 C5 Emerald Burst w/ Tru-oil French Polish Finish
"I worked with Eddie to make a really special mandolin. Beautiful quilted maple back, sides and neck, Engelmann Spruce top, triple binding Black/Ivory/Tortoise, MOP fern headstock inlay, MOP block fret markers, and Silver Waverly tuners that have the light magenta patina. This mandolin is off the chart beautiful not just in its stunning look but the sound is like Angels singing. The Engelmann gives it that sweet sound that is so hard to find. It took over four months to build it like I wanted, but so worth the wait."
Keith Fierman - Utah
EBMW 020 F5F Faded Tobacco w/ Gloss Lacquer
"I wanted a mandolin that looked and sounded like an absolute powerhouse, and that’s exactly what I got. I was amazed at how Eddie took our conversations and emails and produced exactly what I was dreaming of. I had several distinct features that I wanted on the mandolin and I am thrilled and blown away by how excellent of a job Eddie was able to do. Between the distressing, the block inlays, the highly flamed back, sides, and neck. It’s just an absolute piece of art by a true craftsman. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, the mandolin arrived in my hands and it made me forget all about its looks. I mean this thing is a hoss. It has great power and volume and can absolutely cut. But it’s not just a noise maker, it has wonderful tone as well. I’ve really explored the mandolin since it arrived and on every piece I can really hear it open up and get better and better every time it’s played. From the bluegrass classics, to hornpipes, to Bach and everything in between, this mandolin can absolutely do it all. The mandolin is a complete package from a wonderful builder. I can’t say enough about Eddie and how great and easy he was to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable about the entire building process from selecting the wood all the way down to customizing the perfect finish. This mandolin will be something I have my entire life and I owe all the thanks in the world to Mr. Blevins. Thank you Eddie for all the hard work and for the amazing product."
Landon Dalton - Alabama
EBMW 017 F5F Distressed Cremona w/ Tru-oil finish
"There are a few unique features that I had Eddie incorporate when building this mandolin. The inlay of a rose on the headstock, the fretboard Mystic Martin inlays, the (triple) binding, and finally, I would like to point out that Eddie placed a thin piece of ebony in the center of the neck that goes up to the top of the head stock. Eddie gave me great service and the value is unmatched. When I received this mandolin at work, I had people checking out this fine piece of craftsmanship. When I described to my colleagues all the unique features on this mandolin, one person said 'This makes it your own'. By the way, it plays GREAT; you don’t want to put it away. These mandolins are built to be played. Thanks Eddie."
Jon Schweitzer - Pennsylvania
EBMW 016 F5 Tobacco Wine Burst w/ Tru-oil finish
"As I was able to participate in the nautical design (of 014) quite a lot, I could not decline to preview the completed mandolin's photos. Eddie always asks first. ...he turned the chosen maple board into a spectacular one piece mandolin back! My instrument arrived safe and super-fast, and was set up perfectly. It is sounding very, very good... What I like best in the mandolin's tone is the complexity and sustain of the D-A-E string notes. Its bluegrass chops are commanding without growling from a nose-heavy G string."
Elmar Schmidt - Germany
EBMW 014 F5 Custom Emerald Sea Burst with Tru-oil Finish
"What can I say, I love my Mandolin! It is truly a piece of art. The sound is beautiful and will only widen with age. It feels so solid and well balanced. ...the color and depth is tremendous and so very pleasing to the eye. ...I thank you for building the finest mandolin I have ever had the pleasure to play."
Edward Gorner - California
EBMW 015 F5F in Tobacco Cherry Burst with Nitro Lacquer
"Just arrived home and was able to see and my EBMW #10 F5 for the first time. The mandolin has nice woody sounding mids and a great chop and will no doubt open up even more with consistent playing time. Working with Eddie throughout the process was super easy, and he never hesitated to respond quickly to any one of my millions of questions. I would recommend Eddie and his mandolins to any serious player who is looking for a professional quality mandolin at a fair market price."
Eric Pfeiffer - Argentina
EMBW 010 F5 Chocolate Burst with Tru-oil Finish
"I got a chance to pick for a couple hours last night and man did that mando come to life quickly. The tone just kept opening up as the time went on and the volume did the same. Very easy to and very hard to put down! It's hard to believe this is a brand new instrument with how well it came to life. This one will grow into a beast of a mandolin for sure. I love it and am very happy to have it!"
Brad Bradshaw - North Carolina
EBMW 009 F5F in Chocolate Burst with Tru-oil Finish
"I have to admit I was a little skeptical about ordering a mandolin from a relatively new builder, but I have to say that I made a great decision when I ordered one of Eddie's mandolins. The tone is awesome up and down the neck and it plays like a dream. But what really sets Eddie apart is his excellent customer service. He kept me in the loop all the way through the building process and always answered any questions I had promptly. If you want a really high quality mandolin at a reasonable price I highly suggest you consider ordering from Eddie. You won't be disappointed!"
Jason Stewart - Nebraska
EBMW 004 F5F in Tobacco/Cherry burst with nitro lacquer.
"I am very pleased with my new mandolin. After tuning her up and giving a good look over, I must have played for over an hour and a half. You did a superb job...she's a dandy... Thanks Pal."
Joe Austermiller - Ohio
EBMW 003 Redburst with a Flower Pot inlay and nitro lacquer finish
"This mandolin is everything I had hoped for. The sound is incredible, and continues to surprise me as the instrument opens up. The quality of craftsmanship - from the construction, wood selection, and finish - is as good or better than any mandolin I've had the experience to . To have a one of a kind, custom-built mandolin is a dream come true."
Jeremy Jobe - Indiana
EBMW 005 Tobacco / Cherry Burst with Flowerpot Inlay and Nitro Lacquer