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My mandolins are inspired by the classic early 20th century Gibson and Lyon & Healeyl instruments, though not exact copies. I make an A model, an assymetrical two-point model and an F style mandolin. There is also a flat-back Celtic style instrument available. String length is the standard 13.875" scale and a classical 13" scale can also be used. They can be made with an oval soundhole or f-holes.
Mandolas are offered in a 17" and 18.5" scale. The 18.5" scale instrument is five frets longer than a mandolin, so can be used with standard mandolin strings using a Daeb' tuning, which can be good for Celtic music accompaniment.
Mandocellos can be made with four or five courses (adding an extra d or e string) using the type 3 bouzouki body built a little deeper to get the most of the the low C string. Scale lengths are 26" or 27". A prototype is being built using s Gibson O Style guitar body.
Soundboards are spruce, either sitka or englemann and the bodies can be made from bigleaf maple or a range of Australian timbers such as Tasmanian blackwood, Tiger myrtle, Blackheart sassafras and Tulip satinwood. Fretboards are ebont with a carbonfibre/epoxy bar in the neck for stability.The tailpieces are Randy Allen and standard tuners are Grover. Binding is tortoise celluloid or ivoroid. Timber is an option.
More pictures on the gallery page.