Willer Custom Instruments

A Legacy of Craftsmanship

Mandolin Family


Beautiful Tobacco Sunburst finish.  Maple back and sides with Natural unstained Maple binding.


The picture above is a family of mandolins. The big sister mandocello is shown with her smaller matching sisters.


Here are the mando sisters by themselves.

This instrument is a mandocello, which also part of the sonic sitka project.

One aspect of the project that has appealed to many participants is building an instrument for themselves that allows them to explore possibilities. The mandocello is has been a chance to build something out of the ordinary.


The bear claw is well book-matched and the cocobolo binding provides a strong contrast.


The headstock follows the same shape and styling as the mandola and mandolin.


The bass response is deep and commanding. Mandocellos are tuned starting with the C below a low E of a guitar. The bass strings are huge at .075 inch diameter


These maple bound bodies will become cremora stained instruments with clean maple binding.

This F (Florentine) style mandolin is constructed of slip matched curly maple and red spruce bound in Ivroid with MOP inlay in the ebony headstock. The 12 inch radiused fingerboard and bridge are also made of ebony.

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