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ARCHTOP MANDOLIN

"My archtops are not intended to be replicas of classic American instruments. The objective is to build a mandolin that is true to my aesthetic values and constructional techniques, based on decades of designing and making, whilst offering an instrument that has different tonal qualities to my popular and much-loved flat-tops. Each archtop mandolin is carved entirely by my hands from carefully selected, solid tonewoods- no CNC machinery or out-sourced pre-shaped plates are used."

You can see how much thought, love and care goes into the making of my archtops in these series of YouTube videos~

#1 Englemann & mahogany

#2 European & walnut

#3 Sitka, Brazilian rosewood & maple

#4 Sitka & pommele sapele

#5 Sitka & American Black Walnut

You can also see photos of the above instruments in my on-line archive.

For a demonstraion of archtop#4 click here

Currently, I am only building my Archtops on spec, therefore the price and specification will vary.

Please see the FOR SALE page for the latest available instrument.