I really fell in love with the sound of the mandolin when I heard the David Grisman Quintet. That first Quintet album broke in 1975 and that is when I built my first mandolin, out of personal curiosity and subsequently by request.

I have built ‘A’ style and ‘F’ style as well as flat top with carved back mandos but am drawn to the clean shape of an ‘A’ style and the sweet sound they produce.