In  early 2017, we introduced our version of a Lyon and Healy inspired mandolin.  The response to these was overwhelming and we built a few throughout the year.  We have some in the works for early 2018 and will be showcasing one for sale at this years March Mandolin Festival.  

In the works is an A bodied mandocello pictured above with a mandolin top plate placed on to for size reference.  Also pictured is our next batch of mandolins that we have in progress. 

Girouard Mandolins 

In 2016 we introduced the Girouard 10 stringed fanned fret mandola and we have continued to build them for custom orders through 2017.. The fanned fretboard  was designed to adjust the scales for optimum string tension where as otherwise the low course would be too floppy or the high course would be too tight.   

As 2017 draws to a close, we would like to thank you for the  continued support that has enabled us to continue to grow as a company.   We set some pretty high goals for ourselves in 2017 and are proud to see the outcome of what we have achieved.  If you had been checking in on our website you may remember that two of our goals we had set for 2017 were an A style mandocello and one of our own Garcia style mandocellos.   We have both of these instruments in finishing now and will have them completed before the end of the year.   We will be sure to post some photos here.    We are looking forward to 2018 and already have some projects and events planned, here are some highlights:

  • We will be diving deep into mandolin history and bringing you all along as we build a replica of the Miss, Griffith, the only Lloyd Loar A style mandolin built.
  • Look for us at David Surette's March Mandolin Festival in Concord NH
  • A Girouard flat top tenor guitar!