On The Work Bench

Hand Crafted Mandolins

Crooks Mandolins

Build No. 22- Spring 2022
 Body: Griffith Loar Style A5  
 Top: Red Spruce
 Back: Red Maple, Two piece flat sawn

Binding:   Ivoroid/Blk/Ivoroid

Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer​


 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: Width TBD, Bone or Pearl
 Overlay:  Ebony front, rear


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


 Hardware  
 Tuners:  Rubner Satin Nickel, Ebony buttons
 Bridge: Bill James 
 Tailpiece: Bill James, Nickle
  Case: Durafoam

 

 

Build No. 21-  SOLD
 Body: A5 Two Point
 Top: Red Spruce
 Back: Maple

Binding:   Ivoroid/Blk/Ivoroid

Finish: Nitrocellulose Satin Lacquer​


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


 Peg Head  
 Inlay: Winged F hole
Binding: Ivoroid/blk/Ivoroid

Nut: Width 1 5/32 in. Bone
 Overlay:  Ebony front, rear


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


 Hardware  
 Tuners:  Rubner 
 Bridge: Bill James 
 Tailpiece: Bill James
  Case: Durafoam