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Why own an Andrew Mowry Instrument?

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.


My instruments feature:

  • The highest attention to detail.
  • Clients' choice of the highest-quality woods.
  • Traditional compound-tapered dovetail neck joints.
  • Hot hide glue for many joints.
  • Bridges that I make and individually compensate to suit each  instrument. I spend a great deal of time setting up my instruments to ensure that they play well and in tune.
  • I currently use two-way adjustable trussrods on all instruments. For mandolas and larger instruments I also install two carbon fiber bars, one on each side of the trussrod, for added stiffness.
  • Clients' choice of hardware, color, and binding scheme (and most other details). I use Bill James tailpieces on mandolins unless requested otherwise.
  • Hand-applied dye and thin "vintage"-style nitrocelluslose lacquer or varnish. The finishing process is quite time consuming but results in an extremely thin, durable film that is acoustically responsive.


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.

F-model  mandolin $10,000
A-model  mandolin $5,600
Two-point mandolin $6,200
Guitar-bodied mandolin $6,200
A-model mandola $5,900
14" guitar-bodied octave mandolin $7,500
16" archtop guitar, mandocello, or bouzouki/octave mandolin $8,200
F-Model mandola $11,800
F-model octave mandolin $13,700
Other instruments   please inquire
Pickguard with binding


K & K Pickup


Left handed no charge
Custom hardware, inlay, etc. please inquire