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

On The Work Bench

Hand Crafted Mandolins

Crooks Mandolins

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

Binding:   Ivoroid/Blk/Ivoroid

Finish: Nitrocellulose Satin Lacquer​


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


 Peg Head  
 Inlay: Ring/Vine  MOP
Binding: Ivoroid/blk/Ivoroid

Nut: Width 1 5/32 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

 

 

Build No. 18- Summer 2020 Sold
 Body: F5 
 Top: Red Spruce, bearclaw figure
 Back: Red Maple 2 piece quarter-sawn

Binding:   Ivoroid/Blk/Ivoroid

Finish: Nitrocellulose Satin Lacquer​

 Neck  
 Wood:   Red Maple
 Joint: Dovetail   
 Truss Rod:  One-way adjustable, stainless st.
 Profile:   Rounded V
 Peg Head  
 Inlay: Ring/Vine white MOP
Binding: Ivoroid/blk/Ivoroid


Nut: Width 1 5/32” Bone
 Overlay:  Ebony front & rear


 Fingerboard  
 Wood:  Ebony, 12 in. radius
 Frets:  Medium  Nickel Silver
 Scale Length:  13 7/8"
 Binding: Side bound Ivoroid/blk/Ivoroid
 Inlays:  White MOP dots, Blk MOP side dots
 Hardware  
 Tuners:   Grover nickel/pearloid
 Bridge: Bill James ebony
 Tailpiece: Bill James,  Nickel
 End Pin: K & K mandolin twin pickup

 Case: Durafoam case

 

 

Build No. 19- Late 2020
 Body: F5 
 Top: Red Spruce
 Back: Red Maple one piece flat-sawn

Binding:   Ivoroid/Blk/Ivoroid

Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer​


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


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

Nut: Width TBD Bone
 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: TBD

 

 

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

Binding:   Ivoroid/Blk/Ivoroid

Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer​​ 


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


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

Nut: Width TBD
 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: TBD
 Bridge: Bill James ebony
 Tailpiece: Bill James
  Case: TBD