I played mandolin and fiddle in a bluegrass band and fell in love with small string instruments. Mandolins were the first instruments I built in 1974. I built 40 of them before building guitars. I still love doing it. I make two styles of mandolins – the E-7, and the L-2. The E-7 is a two-pointed body style similar to the old Lyon And Healy mandolins.
These instruments are constructed using the finest tonewoods, with the highly figured sides and backs being cut from the same board. This gives a perfect visual and tonal match. The woods have been in my shop for at least 10 years. In the case of the koa ukuleles, the top, sides and back are all cut from the same board. I prefer the appearance and tonal quality of wood binding and purfling, but plastic is available upon request.
Scale lengths, nut widths, neck sizes, etc are standard, but customizable. Please inquire.