What's on the Bench

From time to time here I share my thoughts and some images of instruments from the latest batch.

Having completed the original Style O guitar build a while ago, I was delighted to be presented with another order for a Style O. This instrument howe...
Now that the repairs are complete it is time to continue with the restoration of the K2. I will be restoring the colour and finish to how it would hav...
Once Luke received his new K2 F holed mandocello from me he shipped his '21 Gibson K2 to the shop for a complete restoration. The instrument had ...
The new batch is now ready to set up for a while to cure after receiving their final french polishing session.The two Cremona F5s are heading to Carte...
We are now able to hear the new mandocello in action thanks to its new owner. Luke Wright is a great player and we can see it put through its paces ri...
The second sibling in the matching pair is now well underway and I'm very much looking forward to hearing the results. As with the big brother guitar,...
After waiting for the Waverly tuners to arrive, the K2 has now been strung up. I will try to add some video of it soon. I'm going to wait till Luke ge...
The twin brother to the Style O guitar started its journey recently. This instrument has a 14' lower bout and will have a 22' scale length. It will be...
The Lefty F5 has been strung up and is now ready to ship to its new home. I am looking forward to hearing from the new owner to get his opinion of the...
The website has been going through a bit of a 'refresh' over the last couple of months so you will notice a bit of a new look in places. I've been ver...
The binding is scraped and a protector coat of shellac is brushed on.
In this current batch of 5 mandolins I have #200. This F5, 'Standard Spec' mandolin with flat fingerboard and tone bars has anything but 'standard' wo...