|Spec instruments in process and for sale.
For the most part, I construct instruments in three different manners.
Solid Body- These instruments are exactly that. Solid wood with a veneer or drop top.
These are usually distinguishable by the fact that they have a pickup ring. These will be
the heaviest of the three construction styles.
Semi-hollow- These instruments are typically constructed from a solid, slab body with a
drop top. They differentiate from solid bodies because a portion of the body is hollowed
out to reduce weight and allow for the pickup to be installed from the cavity so there isn't
a pickup ring.
Hollow body- (see photo to left) These instruments have the interior removed to
create a frame. There is typically a 1" wall thickness around the perimeter that is reduced
once the sides are shaped. A strip is left down the middle to support the bridge. This
process is used to create a lighter instrument. These instruments also have
bookmatched tops and backs along with the control cavity cover being cut with a laser
from the back, so it matches the grain.
#72 G series 21"
figured maple hollow
flamed maple top
and back, flame
#71 G series 21"
walnut top, walnut
body, neck tbd
#70 G series 21"
flamed mango top
#69 21" Tenor
guitar, solid body
myrtle veneer top
on poplar body,
#73 G series
flamed mango top
#74 G series
crotch walnut top,
#75 G series
koa top, mahogany
#76 G series
#77 K series
#78 K series
curly redwood top,
body, crotch walnut
top, mahogany neck,
#79 SC series
body, quilted maple
top, figured maple
#81 Two point
#80 Two point
flame maple top,
mahogany or maple
All electric mandolins are offered in 4, 5 or 8 string. My primary scale for electric mandolins is 14.5" but I can't swap
in a standard 13.875" scale without much issue. My process is to build a batch of bodies followed by necks and I will
match necks to bodies as I take orders. Once the necks are finished, I will begin finishing individual instruments to
order. If you are interested in an instrument then please contact me. Instruments from this batch will not be ready
for shipment until mid summer 2017.
Hollow Body instruments 4 string $850 5 and 8 string $885
Semi Hollow instruments 4 string $650 5 and 8 string $685
Solid Body instruments pricing upon request.