The Latest from the Shop

January 24, 2019

Two ribs of thirty four…

Two ribs of thirty four…


January 16, 2019

That high school drafting class always comes in handy. Everything was done with pencil and paper.

That high school drafting class always comes in handy. Everything was done with pencil and paper.


January 8, 2019


December 7, 2018

A new Flat-back German is completed! Pennsylvania figured maple, Alaskan Sitka spruce, ebony and cherry round off number 115.


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

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

Grand Concert Jazz

Grand Concert Jazz

Breton Mandolin

Breton Mandolin

How would you like yours?