Dave Hynds   Mandolin Luthier

     Hello, welcome to my site. I now live/work, repairing mandolins and related instruments. What started as a hobby became a passion. I decided at the outset to record my passion pictorially for the benefit of others with similar interests. I hope you will find my site useful. 

 I sell restored mandolins and some other instruments, I undertake private mandolin repairs, and also occasionally buy broken instruments. I also build new instruments in the mandolin family, plus a few others, to order. Not building currently due to covid, lockdown and moving house.

Instr. Care  looking after it..

Legal Bits boring stuff... Contact FAQ Links and useful sites

Instruments I have built 

currently not building

Mandolin Hospital

   typical problems...  restoration projects..    how to do it yourself...

Hospital Triage

 where to start with repairs...

(Updated September 21)

Restored Instruments  for sale...
 Replacement Bridges: Restoration Parts: bits to fix it with...
Replacement Tailpieces Tuners: new, old, repairs.. Tails: types
   New Gigbags/Cases Mandolin Hospital F/b Page  ongoing restorations.. Fantasy Writer: my other passion New Sleeve Guards
Classical mandolin luthiers Setting Up: nut, bridge & string height Tuning mandolin family instruments  Mandolin Galleries: mandolin family and related instruments.
Dictionary: Engl, Fr, Span, Ital, Germ. Short Mandolin History illustrated  Other Instruments: waldzither, banjo, harp, domra, banjo, nyckelharpa, etc Notation Translator:  Eng/Fr/ Germ/Sp/Ital...