Home of the Mellowtone Mandolin and Mellowtone Banjo  

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The Mellowtone Mandolin

Black Locust and Spruce 4 string Mandolin. It is strung with Aquila Nylgut strings. Featuring unique tone and comfortable playability. Developed for Violin players interested in the Mandolin, Beginners, and young players. As well as those seeking an old world tone and delicate touch. Special thanks to Ken and Rebecca of Hungrytown for giving this a try!

8 string with sloted peg box and Rubner tuners for Aquila Red strings coming in 2024  $900.00 with hard case

Wood Top Banjo for low tuning.  Also available as a  4 or 5 string tenor gutiar, tenor banjo, or Irish tenor banjo. Special thanks to "The Champ" Ethan Froese for this nice demo.

Mandocello, Sold! $1400.00   Figured Mapel back and sides, Spruce top, Mahogany neck, Pau Ferro fret board and peg head overlay, K & K Twin Spot pick up, hard case

Hybrid Banjo, humbucker neck pick up, propritary bridge with single coil bridge pick up , volume, tone and blend controls 


Vintage Bakelite Banjo, single coil neck pick up, peizo bridge pickup, with volume, tone, and blend controls. This was a long neck for E tuning. I cut the neck in two, scarfed it back togather, added an adjustable trussrod and made a new fretboard.

Mandolin, Mandola, Octave Mandolin Bouzouki, or Mandocello neck parts.

Quarter Sawn Black Locust,  (available air dried, kiln dried, and torrefide). Back and Side Sets, Necks, Neck parts, Fretboards, Frets and Fretwork.

Black Locust Tone Wood