The Latest from the Shop


September 17th, 2019

Hand assembling a custom rosette.

Hand assembling a custom rosette.


September 13th, 2019

New flat-back German, but of course, flat is a relative thing isn’t it?


August 24th, 2019

A 1902 Embergher restoration in progress.

A 1902 Embergher restoration in progress.


Hi, my name is Brian Dean. I build classical mandolin.

Vinaccia

Vinaccia

Roman mandolin

Roman mandolin

My goal has always been to understand…

Baroque Mandolino

Baroque Mandolino

...the functioning of an instrument down to its very core…

German Mandolin

German Mandolin

Lyon and Healy Mandolin

Lyon and Healy Mandolin

…so that I could build any style without second thought…

Flat-back German

Flat-back German

Genovese Mandolin

Genovese Mandolin

…that it sing with grace, ease, and power.

Grand Concert Jazz

Grand Concert Jazz

Breton Mandolin

Breton Mandolin

How would you like yours?