Over the years, I’ve bought a LOT of mandolin accessories, and learned which ones work best. Let me save you time and money by referring you to the tools that have worked for me!

Many of the links below are affiliate links, which means I get a small commission of any sale they make – at no extra cost to you. But every single product on this page is one I’ve personally used and loved.

TUNERS

snark sn-8 tuner

SNARK SN-8 Clip-on Tuner

One of the most popular choices, for a good reason

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D’Addario NS Micro Clip-on tuner

Amazingly small tuner to ‘hide’ in the sound hole

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Cherub WMT-555C Tuner and metronome with clipon pickup

CHerub WMT-555C

A versatile tuner and metronome for home use

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MANDOLIN STRINGS

D’Addario EXP74

Coated Phosphor Bronze for warm and bright sound

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thomastik light

Thomastik-Infeld 154

Professional-grade flatwound strings with amazing sound

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MANDOLIN MAINTENANCE

PlanetWaves String Cutter and Winder

Planet Waves String Winder

Re-stringing made easy with winder and cutter. Must have.

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Mandolin Maintenance & Care with Music Nomad Fretboard cleaner spray

Music Nomad Fretboard Cleaner and Conditioner

Natural oil with no lemon extracts.

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Mandolin Maintenance with Music Nomad Microfiber cloth

Music Nomad Microfiber Cloth

Remove wax, clean strings and polish the instrument.

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Mandolin Maintenance with Music Nomad spray

Music Nomad Cleaner

Bio-gradable formula to restore the instrument to showroom look.

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Mandolin Maintenance Tool

Music Nomad Cleaning Tool

Clean hard to reach areas

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Mandolin Maintenance Humidifier

OASIS OH-26 Mandolin Humidifier

Helps prevent mandolin body cracks due to dry conditions

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Mandolin Maintenance Indoor Humidity Monitor

AcuRite Indoor Humidity Monitor

Wireless tabletop and magnet-mountable design

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Mandolin Maintenance Hygrometer

OASIS OH-2 Digital Hydrometer

Velcro mount humidity sensor

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MANDOLIN PICKS

Pickboy Mandolin pick, Nytro, 0.75mm, 10 picks-min

Pickboy Mandolin Pick

Celluloid, 0.75mm

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dandrea proplec teardrop

D’Andrea Pro Plec

Rounded Shell, 1.5mm

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Clayton Ultem Rounded Triangle-min

Clayton Spike Ultem

0.56 – 0.80mm

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fender abalone

Fender Picks

Celluloid, Medium

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Dunlop Pick

Dunlop Primetone Plectra

Ultex, 1.5mm

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MANDOLIN CASES

boulder astyle blue

Boulder Alpine Deluxe Gig Bag

12mm padding, nylon exterior

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Travelite Deluxe Case

Heavy-duty ballistic nylon exterior, high-grade lightweight foam

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TKL Hard Mandolin Case

Multiply laminated wood, thick padded

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STANDS

Hamilton Tabletop Music Stand-min

Hamilton Tabletop Music Stand

Folding, Adjustable reading angle

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Hercules GS303B FOLK INST Stand- Musical Instruments

Hercules Instrument Stand

Foldable, sturdy, great for flatbacks/curved mandolins

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Hama tripod

Hama Star Tripod

3-way tripod head with quick release plate

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RECORDING

Audio Technica Pro-35

Cardioid polar pattern, extended frequency response

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H4N front

ZOOM 4HN

Built-in X/Y stereo mics, 24bit/96kHz Linear PCM recording

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