The Latest from the Shop

December 7, 2018

A new Flat-back German is completed! Pennsylvania figured maple, Alaskan Sitka spruce, ebony and cherry round off number 115. Please note that my list is currently closed due to more volume than I can currently manage. When I have exhausted my current list I plan on building more of these and others in my standard line, keeping the list open for custom needs such as left-handed models, or special neck width requirements. Also note that I have two gut-strung instruments currently for sale: a Baroque guitar and Genovese mandolino for sale which you may contact me about for more info.


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?