Why do I build mandolins?
I have been in love with
the mandolin for a long time. I have owned several different ones thru the years, never
dreaming that one day I would make the leap into building my own line of
custom instruments that would bear my name.
I build all of my instruments by hand, in my
one-man shop. Starting with some of the finest quality tonewoods
available, each piece is painstakingly cut, glued, carved, filed and
sanded until it emerges in the end as a finely crafted instrument.
I put a
lot of myself into of my mandolins and it is hard to let go of
them. Why do I build mandolins? I guess the real questions is
'why didn't I start sooner?'
phone - 423-863-7825
Here is a brief photo journey of the construction process.
I welcome any questions that you may have about my construction practices and