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    (Sorry these are sideways. I can’t figure out how to turn them.)

    I wanted to share my custom mandolins made by David Hanson (Tukanu here on the Cafe) of Cripple
    Creek mandolins. He did beautiful work and I couldn’t be happier with them. He answered an ad where I was looking for a used octave mandolin. He made me a new one to my specifications for less than I would have spent on used. After that, I was hooked and immediately ordered an army navy style mandolin.

    Here are the details:

    octave mandolin
    20.5” scale length
    Spruce top/claro walnut back and sides
    Grover tuners
    Beautiful tailpiece with a C which works perfectly with my last name
    K&K pickup

    Army Navy style mandolin
    Standard scale length
    Koa top, back, and sides
    Grover tuners
    Vintage cloud tailpiece
    K&K pickup

    Both have side sound ports, which I LOVE, stunning rosettes, and beautiful resonance and sustain. I’ve paired them with straps from Lakota Leathers. These instruments are a pleasure to play and the craftsmanship is excellent. I enjoy looking at these almost as much as I enjoy playing them. If you’re looking for a reasonably priced custom mandolin (or a variety of other instruments), I highly recommending getting in touch with David.

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    Thank you, Stephanie. I am glad you enjoy playing them as much as I enjoyed building them!

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