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...

Hospital Triage where to start with repairs...

Restored Instrument Sales what I currently have restored for sale...
 New Bridges

New Tailpieces

Cluster Maps of Visitors

Tuners new, old, repairs.. Restoration Parts bits to fix it with...
Some Strings  GHS mostly

New Gigbags

Reconditioned Cases New Sleeve Guards
Classical mandolin luthiers

    Mandolin Galleries: mandolin family and related instruments.

Other Instruments: waldzither, banjo, harp, domra, banjo, nyckelharpa, etc Tuning mandolin family instruments
Short Mandolin History illustrated  Setting Up nut, bridge & string height
New/Up-dated:   more restored instruments     balalaika page Mandolin Hospital Facebook Page  ongoing restorations...
Dictionary: Engl, Fr, Span, Ital, Germ.

 Luthiery Techniques     how its done.... soon.. I hope...

Notation Translator:  Eng/Fr/ Germ/Sp/Ital...

  Tone Wood