I love mandolins!
This directory lists the "mandolin family" of instruments: mandolin,
mandola and mandocello. These are the instruments used in mandolin orchestras
and correspond to classical music's violin, viola, and 'cello.
My "octave mandolins" are listed in the "bouzoukis and citterns" directory
because they aren't usually found in mandolin orchestras.
My models are my own invention and don't correspond
to Gibson's "A" and "F" designations, but the oval-hole models with
flat backs and X-braced tops are more soft and singing, whereas the
instruments with F-holes, tone bar bracing and carved backs are more
percussive and punchy (more suitable for bluegrass).
All instruments have modern 2-way truss rods in the neck and bridges with
thumb-wheels for easy height adjustment. All of them have bolt-on
necks which can be more easily removed or adjusted, compared to the
traditional built-on necks.
GALLERY OF SOLD MANDOLINS
The mandolins, mandolas, and mandocellos in this gallery are either already sold or not for sale, but the photos may give
you an idea of the range of body styles and ornamentation available if you choose to have an instrument custom made.