I build A and F style mandolins based on the classic mandolins of the 1920's and 1930's. 
I personally hand select each piece of tone wood, not only looking for exceptional tonal properties but the finest visual qualities as well. 

The top and back plates are hand carved and tapped tuned and the neck is joined in the traditional fashion. My mandolins feature a spruce top, curly maple back and sides and an ebony fingerboard. However, I also use alternate tone woods upon request. 

A variety of shell inlay may be used to create your own custom design to make your Sohn mandolin a truly unique work of art. Every aspect of the inlay work is hand done. 

Sohn mandolins are available in a variety of different colors, from a vintage cremona sunburst to honey blonde in satin or high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer. A vintage or modern varnish finish is available upon request. Click on photo of James Whittall to see his Sohn mandolin in action.


Classic 33 Classic 23 Cherry Blossom SX 2V Classic 18
Please contact me for the specifications of models not listed above or for custom models.

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