Dave Hynds   Mandolin Luthier

     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 currently not building

Mandolin Hospital

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

Hospital Triage

 where to start with repairs...

(Updated May. '19)

Restored Instruments  for sale...
 New Bridges: Restoration Parts: bits to fix it with...
New Tailpieces Tuners: new, old, repairs.. Tails: types
   New Gigbags plus some 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...