On The Work Bench

Crooks Mandolins

Hand Crafted Mandolins


 Body: Two point -Griffith Loar A5 Hybrid
 Top: Red Spruce
 Back: Red Maple, Two piece flat sawn

Binding:  Side Ivoroid/Blk/Ivoroid

Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer​-Gloss or Satin


 Neck  
 Wood:  Red  Maple
 Joint: Dovetail   
 Truss Rod:  One-way adjustable
 Profile:   Soft C


 Peg Head  
 Inlay: White/Gold MOP Fleur de lis
Binding: Ivoroid/blk/Ivoroid

Nut: 1 1/8 in, Bone or Pearl
 Overlay:  Ebony front,Dyed hardwood rear


 Fingerboard  
 Wood:  Ebony, 12 in. radius
 Frets:  EVO Gold Medium
 Binding: Side bound Ivoroid/blk/Ivoroid
 Inlays:  White MOP dots, Blk MOP side dots


 Hardware  
 Tuners:  Rubner Satin Nickel/ Ebony buttons or

                Nickel/Ivoroid  buttons
 Bridge: Bill James , ebony
 Tailpiece: Bill James, Satin Nickel
  Case: Durafoam