Turkey Creek Mandolin Works

Custom Orders


Nene bird and Molokai




For an estimate and timeframe on a custom mandolin or to inquire about a currently available mandolin please call 303-570-9396 or email brad [at] tcmandolin[dot]com


Currently you can find one for sale at the Folklore Center or make an appointment to play the ones I have on hand.






Custom Mandolin Options


Top: Colorado grown Engelmann Spruce, Sitka, or Adirondak (red) spruce hand graduated and tap tuned. Virzi available upon request


Back: Highly figured curly maple


Neck:  hard curly maple. Shaped between a u and a v. Adjustable truss rod.  The neck varies from instrument to instrument.


Peghead: Ebony veneer (sometimes walnut, cocobolo, or?) Abalone logo inlay, flowerpot, sconce, or ?


Nut: 1 1/8″ width from Ivory, Abalone or Pearl.  The nut width varies a bit from instrument to instrument.


Fingerboard: 22 frets usually. Compound 6 1/2″ to 10″ radius.


Frets: Stainless Steel or Evo Gold  w: .080″ h: .043″ Nickel/Silver w: .078 h: .038 Traditional n/s w: .053 h: .037


Binding: Grained Ivoroid/black/ivoroid, black, white, tortoise…


Hardware:Waverly or Alessi tuners, Engraved James tailpiece or Monteleone by Allen.   Custom Adjustable Ebony Bridge (my design)


Finish: 1704 Varnish or nitrocellulose lacquer coat over a variety of handrubbed sunbursts


Case: Comes with a shaped fiberglass case


F style price:  $6500

A style price:  $3500


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