I’m really pleased to have finished this arch-top mandolin. With a carved spruce top, three piece English walnut back and┬ácantilevered fingerboard, it represents the first arch-top made to the same size and specs as my flat-tops. The flat back and carve top combination follows in the footsteps of some of my favourite British luthiers and the growing celtic mandolin tradition.

It is the prettiest new mandolin photographed in the grubbiest corner of my workshop – there are grand plans to reconcile this very soon!

Carved top mandolin, handmade in Cornwall.