Girouard Mandolins and Mandolin Family Instruments
Glocester, Rhode Island
Building mandolins had been a hobby for Max. He would spend countless hours in his shop trying out different building techniques and experimenting on changing variables of an instrument only to see what effect it would have on the sound and playability of an instrument. Back in 2010 people who had tried one of his mandolins at a festival or purchased his earlier models started placing orders for custom mandolins and Max at that point left his full time job in the biotech industry to fill a growing list of orders. Over the last 7 years he has become well known for his innovation, skill in building, instrument repair and set up work.
From traditional to wild we will happily do it all. Lauri does the finishing on the mandolins and loves the challenges that she is given. For example: recently a customer wanted his mandolin done in the same coloring of his beloved dog, another customer wanted his instrument colored like the turquoise water of the Caribbean and another customer wanted the matching stain as seen on the only Loar signed "Miss Griffith" A Mandolin.