Based in the high desert of Bend, Oregon, I take a deliberate approach to building. This allows me time to fine-tune the sound of my instruments and make sure every aspect is as it should be. It also lets me be flexible, and I love working directly with clients to develop new designs and improve existing ones.
I guarantee the construction and materials of my work for the lifetime of the original owner, and I make warranty repairs (the few that there are) promptly. As an individual builder my business is dependent on my reputation, and I make every effort to ensure that each of my customers is satisfied, evidenced by my high rate of repeat clients. I offer a two-week trial period with a money-back guarantee.
I try to keep my pricing reasonable, fair, and transparent. I ask for a $200 deposit to hold a place on the waitlist and to lock in the price at its current level. Half of the balance is due when I begin building the instrument, and the rest is due upon completion. Prices include a case and shipping within the continental US. Please contact me for the current length of the waitlist (typically two to three years).
All models are available with either f holes or oval hole.
|14" guitar-bodied octave mandolin||$7,000|
|16" archtop guitar, mandocello, or bouzouki/octave mandolin||$7,700|
|F-model octave mandolin||$11,000|
|Other instruments||please inquire|
|Pickguard with binding||
|K & K Pickup||
|Left handed||no charge|
|Custom hardware, inlay, etc.||please inquire|