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New hand-made instruments, built to your specifications. Prices will depend on specification. Any of the features displayed by an instrument could be incorporated in another if required.

As build to order, I do not generally carry a stock of finished instruments.


Mandolin Deep-bodied

Irish Bouzouki Maple

Irish Bouzouki Rosewood

Long scale Irish Bouzouki

Bouzouki Trad. style
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Waldzither Pocket Mandolin

Bowed Irish bouzouki






Bowl back

Milanese mandolin


(Click  on the titles for more information on each instrument. Some of the videos here are by friends I have persuaded to play for me.)

   There are two possibilities when ordering any of the instruments...

  • a) you can order one as shown, or

  • b) you can order one to your own specifications, with some choice of woods, fittings and decoration. Prices may well increase with higher specifications, though are usually between 400 and 800 Euros.

   A non-returnable deposit of 200 Euros will allow me to begin work and order any extra materials. An instrument normally takes two to three months to make once I  begin, though there are often several partly completed units in the workshop. There is however often a waiting list....... Once the instrument is completed, it will be despatched by post, on receipt of the balance of the cost.

Contact me for order and payment details.

 Details of the construction of these instruments can be found on the Construction Page, but also on

 the Mandolin Hospital Facebook Page