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Girouard A5 “The Dragon”

Lauri dreamed up this instrument a while back.  We had a top that had beautiful grain, but exhibited a knot shadow.   Shortly after we carved a back which had some natural color differences which wouldn’t have worked well with our usual sunburst stain.  Lauri… Continue Reading “Girouard A5 “The Dragon””

Guitar Body Octave in stock at The Music Emporium

Just sent up this GBOM to The Music Emporium.  X braced Engelmann spruce top, red maple back, sides and neck.  Macassar ebony fret board, peg head overlay, string retainer  and bridge.  Rubner tuners, trapeze style tailpiece, EVO gold frets, mother of pearl position markers… Continue Reading “Guitar Body Octave in stock at The Music Emporium”

A5 Concert in stock at The Music Emporium

We have another A5 in stock.  Click here to check it out.

Our latest two point mandolin at The Music Emporium

Here is an oval hole two point mandolin that we just sent to The Music Emporium.  Features a one piece sitka top, bigleaf maple back and sides with a red maple neck.  Ebony fret board and overlay, James tailpiece, EVO gold fretwire, Girouard bridge,… Continue Reading “Our latest two point mandolin at The Music Emporium”

Girouard F5 and mandocello available at The Music Emporium.

More pictures and video here: A monsturous 26 inch scale ff holed mandocello! More info and video link available here:

Recent A5 at The Music Emporium

Earlier this month, we brought a stunning Girouard A5 Concert to The Music Emporium in Lexington Massachusetts.  The instrument featured a red spruce and sugar maple.  Lauri has been doing a lot of the busts sprayed on, and for this one I asked her… Continue Reading “Recent A5 at The Music Emporium”

2017 Guitar Body Octave Mandolins Completed.

We finished up the four guitar body octaves for 2017.  The first one featured a solid carved European spruce top and a highly figured red maple back, neck and side set.  This tone wood combo gave the instrument a nice clean and punchy sound. … Continue Reading “2017 Guitar Body Octave Mandolins Completed.”

Staining a Guitar Body Octave Mandolin

We use several different ways to apply color on our instruments.  Watch Lauri apply a water based stain by doing a traditional hand rubbed sunburst.   The top is cedar and does well with a hand rubbed stain as the stain takes evenly on… Continue Reading “Staining a Guitar Body Octave Mandolin”

Guitar Body Octave Mandolins …Coming Up!

Four guitar body octave mandolins that just had their binding put on.  These bodies are ready for final shaping and sanding prior to neck fit.    The first one pictured is a European spruce top and red maple back and that one will be… Continue Reading “Guitar Body Octave Mandolins …Coming Up!”