Hi, my name is Richard. I live in Mathews County, Va. and started building mandolins nine years ago when I retired.

I have been playing mandolins in a local bluegrass band for 20 years. My wish for a reasonably-priced mandolin that sounded good with volume led me to start building them.

My basic instrument is built from plans by Roger Simoff. I also added some of my own ideas and thoughts on what makes a great-sounding instrument.

My next concern was a great looking instrument. If you want a good sounding and nice looking instrument at a reasonable price, give me a call and we will talk about building you a nice custom mandolin. My mandolins are guaranteed against defect in materials and workmanship for as long as I am able to build.
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