Dave Hynds   Mandolin Luthier:   S W France

     Hello, welcome to my site. I now live/work, repairing mandolins and related instruments, in S. W. France. 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 sometimes buy broken instruments. I also build new instruments in the mandolin family, plus a few others, to order.

Instr. Care  looking after it.. PostingBoxes  packing safely... Payment  paying & postage Contact FAQ Links useful sites Legal Bits boring stuff...
New Instruments bouzoukis, mandolins, mandolas, citterns made to order.
          Mandolin Hospital                     

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

Restored Instrument Sales what I currently have restored for sale...
 Hospital Triage where to start with repairs...

Facebook Page  ongoing restorations...

Luthiery Techniques     how its done.... soon.. Restoration Parts bits to fix it with...
New Bridges

New Tailpieces

Tuners new, old and repairs... Strings  GHS, Lenzner
Build a new Instrument  ...a private course in England. Restore an old mandolin .......a private restoration in France
Accessories: cases, bags, stands. 

   Locations of visitors to this page   

Installed Apr 2012
New/Up-dated: 

 more restored instruments

Tuning mandolin family instruments
 Dictionary: Engl, Fr, Span, Ital, Germ. Setting Up nut, bridge & string height
Tone Wood
Mandolin History illustrated
Classical mandolin luthiers

  Mandolin Galleries: mandolin family and related instruments.

Other Instruments: waldzither, banjo, harp, domra, banjo, etc Crumbles:  my Irish folk group.