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A Look Into the Workshop

Welcome to my Mandonator™ workshop! Step into my shop for a few minutes to see different stages of a Mandonator™ under construction! The links below take you to pages with photos and details from the construction of different custom instruments that I've built or am currently building.

 

Mandonator™ #5

4 strings; mahogany body with ebony binding; no cutaway; two round sound holes; banjo-style headstock and tuners; COMPLETED

 

Mandonator™ #6

4 strings; mahogany body with rosewood binding; snakehead headstock; COMPLETED

 

Mandonator™ #7

5 strings; bubinga body with curly maple binding; curvy, paddle shape headstock; COMPLETED

 

Mandonator™ #8

Experimental 5-string baritone; a combination of an octave mandolin and a mandocello; COMPLETED

 

Mandonator™ #9

5 strings; monkeypod body with rosewood binding; multi-colored Japanese maple inlays on head and fingerboard; COMPLETED

 

Mandonator™ #10

4 strings; palo escrito rosewood body with camitillo rosewood binding; no cutaway; round sound holes; COMPLETED

 

Mandonator™ #11

I nick-named this the "stealth" Mandonator™: 5 strings; wenge body with ebony binding, veneer headstock, saddle and nut; all black hardware; COMPLETED

 

Mandonator™ #12

4 strings; canarywood body, binding, and neck; snakehead headstock with ebony veneer; black coverplate; COMPLETED

 

Mandonator™ #14

5 strings; East Indian rosewood body with curly maple binding; round ebony-lined soundhole; COMPLETED

Requintonator™ #15

An experimental resonator instrument with 6 strings, tuned like a guitar with a short scale; COMPLETED

 

Mandonator™ #16

4 strings; Khaya mahogany with curly maple binding; no cutaway; two round soundholes lined with African ebony; COMPLETED

 

Mandonator™ #17

Quilted maple body with rosewood binding; quilted maple neck; snakehead headstock with African ebony veneer; COMPLETED

 

Mandonator™ #18

4 string mandola; Khaya mahogany body with dark stain; African ebony binding; boxed maple purfling; banjo shaped headstock; custom coverplate with astronomical symbols; COMPLETED

 

Mandonator™ #19

4 strings; Khaya mahogany body with ebony binding; Khaya mahogany neck; snakehead headstock with ebony veneer; COMPLETED

 

Requintonator™ #20

A short scale resonator guitar with 6 strings; wenge body with koa binding and herringbone and W-B-W purfling; COMPLETED

 

Zoukinator™ #21

4 string resonator Irish bouzouki; walnut body with rosewood binding & white purfling; boxed maple purfling; ebony armrest

 

Banjonator #22

6 string resonator banjo with 21 3/8" scale; monkeypod body with rosewood binding; custom headstock shape