On The Work Bench

Crooks Mandolins

Hand Crafted Mandolins

 Upcoming builds are shown below. If you are interested in commissioning and   customizing either to your needs, please email or call.

Build No. 20- Early 2021 $3500
 Body: F5 
 Top: Red Spruce
 Back: Red Maple one piece flat-sawn

Binding:   Ivoroid/Blk/Ivoroid

Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer​​ 

Finger rest: Ebony, abbreviated/floating.  Plus $75

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


 Peg Head  
 Inlay: Ring/Vine paua abalone 
Binding: Ivoroid/blk/Ivoroid

Nut: Bone, 1 1/8”
 Overlay:  Ebony front, rear


 Fingerboard  
 Wood:  Ebony, 12 in. radius
 Frets:  Medium  EVO Gold 
 Scale Length:  13 7/8"
 Binding: Side bound Ivoroid/blk/Ivoroid
 Inlays:  White MOP dots, Blk MOP side dots
 

Hardware  
 Tuners: Schaller Grand Tune Satin Gold
 Bridge: Bill James ebony
 Tailpiece: Bill James, Gold
  Case: Durafoam

 

 

Build No. 19- Early 2021 $3500
 Body: F5 
 Top: Red Spruce
 Back: Red Maple one piece flat-sawn

Binding:   Ivoroid/Blk/Ivoroid

Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer​

Finger rest: Abbreviated floating ebony. Add  $75


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


 Peg Head  
 Inlay: Ring/Vine white or abalone MOP
Binding: Ivoroid/blk/Ivoroid

Nut: Bone, 1 1/8 “
 Overlay:  Ebony front, rear


 Fingerboard  
 Wood:  Ebony, 12 in. radius
 Frets:  Medium  EVO Gold 
 Scale Length:  13 7/8"
 Binding: Side bound Ivoroid/blk/Ivoroid
 Inlays:  White MOP dots, Blk MOP side dots


 Hardware  
 Tuners:  Schaller Grand Tune Satin Gold
 Bridge: Bill James ebony
 Tailpiece: Bill James,  Gold
  Case: Durafoam

 

 

Build No. 21- Spring 2021 SOLD
 Body: F5 Two Point
 Top: Red Spruce
 Back: Maple

Binding:   Ivoroid/Blk/Ivoroid

Finish: Nitrocellulose Satin Lacquer​


 Neck  
 Wood:   TBD
 Joint: Dovetail   
 Truss Rod:  One-way adjustable, stainless st.
 Profile:   Rounded V


 Peg Head  
 Inlay: TBD
Binding: Ivoroid/blk/Ivoroid

Nut: Width 1 /8 in. Bone
 Overlay:  Ebony front, rear


 Fingerboard  
 Wood:  Ebony, 12 in. radius
 Frets:  TBD
 Scale Length:  13 7/8"
 Binding: Side bound Ivoroid/blk/Ivoroid
 Inlays:  White MOP dots, Blk MOP side dots


 Hardware  
 Tuners:  TBD
 Bridge: Bill James ebony
 Tailpiece: Bill James
  Case: TBD