This is only my second attempt at a carved front and back instrument and it’s been a long time in the making.  Built under the expert eye of Richard Osborne it has turned out extremely well.  All thanks to Richard.  I’ve been playing it for a couple of months now and the sound has taken some time to develop.  It started of quite “woody” but has now acquired a real sparkle, a bright clear tone and plenty of volume.  Everything I’d want from a mandolin.  And very pretty.

Loosely based on a Lyon and Healy design from the early 20th Century.


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