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 occasionally 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...

(Updated Feb. '18)

Restored Instruments what I currently have restored for sale...
 New Bridges: flat top and classical Restoration Parts: bits to fix it with...
New Tailpieces for all instruments Tuners: new, old, repairs.. Tails: types
   New Gigbags plus some cases Mandolin Hospital Facebook Page  ongoing restorations... 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...