The F5 model has defined the classic American mandolin since the early 1920s. With its sculpted form and room-filling projection, the F5 is an icon that evokes mandolin pioneers across the musical landscape, from Dave Apollon to Bill Monroe.

Whatever your personal style, I’ll work with you to build an F5 that’s uniquely yours. I’m confident we can work together to create a great mandolin that perfectly fits your music, your touch and your personality. Take a look at my gallery; listen to the sound clips. See and hear what’s possible.

Standard Materials:

My standard Florentine (“F5” style) mandolin is built with the finest high-figure maple back, sides and neck; choice hand-split spruce top; ebony fingerboard and bridge; Schaller tuning machines; spirit varnish (made in house); fully bound body, fingerboard and headstock; and mother-of-pearl inlays.

Scale Length: 13-7/8"

Base Price

Options Include:

One-piece back 

Koa back and sides, mahogany neck 

Gold hardware (includes solid cast brass tailpiece) 

Waverly Tuners 

Adirondack Red Spruce 

Genuine mother of pearl tuning buttons (Schaller) 

Solid ebony pickguard (finger rest)

Reverse binding with fully mitred corners Custom mother of pearl and abalone inlay Inquire

Other custom options or requirements

Warranty:

All instruments are warranted for life to the original owner and for the life of the builder against defects in materials and workmanship.