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I operate a small, one-man shop where I build handcrafted stringed instruments. My instruments are scratch built, thus no two are identically the same.  My focus in using woods that are native to Indiana, is to build fine quality A style, F style and flat top mandolins. For 2014, I will be expanding my instrument line to include custom electric guitars, also built with native woods. Along with building fine instruments, I do repair work.

I do my best to offer musicians an affordable fine instrument that is truly Made in Indiana - U.S.A.

You can email me direct for inquiries on prices and availability on in-stock instruments. Fellow builders, if you are looking for maple, sycamore, walnut, cherry, osage orange (hedge), or any other native Hoosier wood, contact me.

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Pictures of some past projects.

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I entered an "A" and an "F" model mandolin in the 2008 Rush County Fair. The "F" came in First Place and the "A" model mandolin was the 2008 Champion.

Paul's Flat Top Mandolin

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Cello Project - The Restoration


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John M. Saxon

Homer, Indiana


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