The Latest from the Shop

July 10, 2019


July 4, 2019

Lots of customized work on the go — two flat-backs and a Roman.


May 22, 2019

New instrument for sale in the For Sale section — a Prototype German mandolin from 2012.

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May 16, 2019

A new Roman mandolin is in progress.


April 21, 2019

A new Roman mandolin is destined for the shores of France… This modèle Martineau, number 116, is constructed of sugar maple, Carpathian spruce, ebony and cherry. It has an elevated armrest to fit a pickup, pearl finial, curly maple purflings, and Waverly tuners. All carvings done by hand — no CNC ever.


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?