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.
I am happy to announce a new partnership with Mr. Chaston Carroll of the bluegrass group Hammertowne. Chaston will be playing his Blevins #039 on the road and on upcoming recordings. Chaston is a super mandolin player and I am thrilled to have him on the EBMW team. See him playing #039 at the YouTube link below.
Click the links below for YouTube videos
"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
David Hopkins -
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 -
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
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 -
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
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
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/
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 -
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 -
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 -
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
Elmar Schmidt -
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
Edward Gorner -
EBMW 015 F5F in
Tobacco Cherry Burst with Nitro Lacquer
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
Eric Pfeiffer -
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
Brad Bradshaw - North
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 -
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 -
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