I live in Perth, Western Australia and am a builder of guitars and mandolins. Here you'll find out about what I do and the kinds of instruments I make. I offer it for the enjoyment of the casual reader, for those who want to learn about the methods and techniques I use, and also to advertise my skills. If you are interested in buying one of my instruments, check out my Etsy page in the links section.
Friday, 12 April 2019
This is a mandolin I'm currently working on for a customer in the USA. It has a flat top and back but is braced differently to my previous flat-top mandos. I got the idea from well-known builder Graham McDonald, but I made some detail changes to make it my own. The soundboard is Sitka Spruce and the back and sides are Western Australian She-oak. The first two pics show the top and back and the second two were taken during a pause when bending the sides. The She-oak will look spectacular after I apply the finish.