I wish to let it be known that working with Richard Callis in having him craft a mandolin for me was a wonderful experience. Mr. Callis called me to get an idea of what I wished in an instrument after I left a message on his website. He took the time to understand my level as a player, and what I wanted. I had the privilege of visiting his studio in Virginia. He showed me handcrafted instruments he had fashioned, and answered additional questions. He is a man of character, and a wonderful craftsman. You would be more than satisfied if you chose him to create your musical instrument. I love how my mandolin plays, sounds, and looks. I would highly recommend Mr. Callis to anyone looking for a quality instrument at a fair price.
— David M. Kays Arcade, NY