If you’re in the Atlanta area, come by my workshop and check out what’s in progress.
Visitors are welcome any Wednesday or Friday, and most weekends, too. Just drop me a line to let me know you’re coming.
Here’s a video of some of the mandolins listed below:
Summer 2013 Batch:
Fully reserved. Thank you!
Construction process is blogged over at MandolinCafe:
#19 – Curly quarter sawn Bigleaf maple back, Alaskan yellow cedar top. African mahogany neck and sides. Parallel tone bar braced. Slightly deeper body. “F Nouveau” sound holes. Linear vine inlay of ivoroid and malachite, ebony fretboard, mild compound radius and 1 1/8″ nut width. Reserved for STP.
#22 – Straight redwood top, oval hole, transverse braced, deeper body. African mahogany neck w/ maple center lamination, mahogany back w/ ribbon figure. Curly maple sides. Ziricote fittings, mild compound radius and 1 1/8″ nut width. Voiced like #17 mk II. Gloss top, satin oil varnish back, sides, and neck. Reserved for SG.
#23 – Curly Redwood, oval hole, transverse braced, deeper body. Figured mahogany back, sides, and neck. Voiced like #17 mk II. Makore headstock overlay, ebony fretboard, malachite organic vine accents, tight compound radius and 1 1/8″ nut width. Reserved for MW.
#24 – Redwood top, tone bars, Nouveau holes. Western Bigleaf curly maple back, hard maple neck and sides. Slightly deeper body. Long neck. Ebony fretboard with makore block inlay and headstock overlay. Mild compound radius and 1 1/8″ nut width. Satin oil varnish finish. Reserved for DM (Kris).
#25 – Sitka spruce top with offset oval holes, parallel braced, figured mahogany sides and neck. Quartersawn curly Bigleaf maple back. Slightly deeper body. Mild compound radius and 1 1/8? nut width. Ebony fretboard with makore block inlay and headstock overlay. Satin oil varnish finish. Reserved for NG
#26 – Nautilus “Concerto” model (Voiced for Thomastik mittels). Redwood top, transverse braced oval hole, figured mahogany back, curly maple sides and neck. Vintage hot rod detailing. Satin oil varnish finish. Reserved for George.
#27 – AOWB Wenge/Redwood mandolin with wenge appointments and custom inlay.
Fall 2013 Batch:
Fully reserved – thank you!
#28 – GOM prototype – 26″ – 24″ multi-scale, CGDAE Tuning.
#29 – Koa custom Nautilus, macassar ebony appointments. 1 3/16″ nut, compound radius fretboard. Gloss lacquer finish. Top and voicing TBD. Reserved for EF.
#30 – Black Tie #3 – Ziricote sides, neck, and appointments. 1 3/16″ nut width, compound radius fretboard. Spruce top with Nouveau soundholes and tone bar bracing. 1.2″ block depth. Highly figured bigleaf maple back. Finish TBD. Reserved for MA.
#31 – Nautilus Concerto model with f-holes, possibly exhibition-grade birdseye maple back, sides, and neck with an Englemann spruce top. Minimalistic modern detailing. Satin oil varnish finish.Reserved for SS
#32 – 13″ scale Concerto model with oval hole and custom string gauges. Reserved for EC.
#33 – Exotic wood TBD for sides and neck, curly maple back, yellow cedar top. Celtic Otter / rainbow trout motif, Reserved for LD.
#34 – Details TBD, Reserved for King.
#35 – Details TBD, Reserved for MK.
Also available if anyone is interested:
Sculptural lap steel with Vintage Vibe CC-Rider pickup. Slotted headstock, highly figured walnut body. Curly maple neck with figured walnut position markers. Beautiful instrument. $750