Over the years, I’ve tried a LOT of musical instruments only to realize that hand made mandolins are a worth-while upgrade. I am working to discover luthiers I appreciate and here is my (soon) growing list.
Richard Morgan (Australia)
Richard Morgan loved the sound and music of mandolins long before he knew what they were. The mandolins and guitars he designs and builds are the distillation of many years of careful design work. His unique instruments open up a whole new range of sonic possibilities within a very durable design.
His mandolins feature his signature radial braced soundboard, with each of the divergent pieces under tension to form an S curve to “enliven” it. Its sound is clear or bell tone with fewer overtones, balanced response from bass to treble, impressive sustain and attack with more volume than most.
HAND MADE MANDOLINS
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