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On the Bench


Traditional torch inlay cutout for the next mandolin, which will be a F5


Finished Work

Mandolin #20

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Mandolin #20 Country King Deluxe model. 1 3/16” nut width, 13 3/4” scale on a flat Macassar ebony fingerboard. Alaskan Bearclaw Sitka spruce hand carved top plate, AAA grade flame maple sides, back, and neck (hand carved). Macassar ebony faceplate and truss rod cover. Quilted maple reverse headstock veneer. Mother of peal and plastic headstock inlays. Mother of pearl fingerboard triangle inlays. cream plastic binding. asymmetrical ‘A’ braced top. Golden age polished nickel machine tuners. adjustable ebony bridge. Stewart Macdonald nickel tailpiece GHS strings. 3 tone dark tobacco stain burst, with a super blonde shellac French polish finish. Truss rod reinforced dovetail neck with carved volute. Binded F holes.

$4750 CDN @ Myhres Music Edmonton, AB

Mandolin #19

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Mandolin #19-Country King Deluxe model. 3-point f style. 3 tone brown tobacco burst with a blonde shellac French polish finish. hand carved bearclaw Sitka spruce top with bound f-holes. one piece hand carved flame maple back, flame maple neck and rim block, Macassar ebony flat fingerboard with 22 frets and a 13 3/4” scale length, quilted maple front and back headstock veneers, synthetic natural material inlays, side dot fret markers, cream plastic binding throughout, golden age relic nickel machine tuners, traditional f style fingerboard taper, vintage ebony bridge, Stewart Macdonald nickel tailpiece, 1 1/8” nut width, truss rod reinforced flat sawn neck.

$3000 USD @ Gruhn Guitars Nashville, TN


Mandolin #18

Byron Myhre playing some tunes

Mandolin #18- Loar 1923 design. 2 tone Tobacco burst with blonde shellac french polish. Flame maple back sides and neck. bearclaw Sitka spruce top. Macassar ebony fingerboard and synthetic aged ivory inlays and truss rod cover. synthetic red tortoise shell binding.



Mandolin #17

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Mandolin #17 country king model. Alaskan Bearclaw Sitka spruce, macassar ebony flat fingerboard, synthetic vintage ivory inlays, flame maple back, sides and neck. cream plastic binding.

$2300 USD @Gruhn Guitars Nashville, TN


Mandolin #15

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Mandolin #15 country king model- Synthetic bone inlays, flamed maple back, sides, and neck. sitka spruce top, and a cutaway scroll.



Acoustic Repairs

Classical mandolin restoration

Repair Price List

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5-panel, all black, Trucker hat

$30 CDN + shipping



Johansson Mandolins builds quality instruments one at a time by hand. offering multiple F style models with plenty of options, there’s something for everyone. Founded by Ross Johansson in the district of Earlie, Alberta, Canada, where he’s been building for 10+ years, with a 1 year master luthier program certificate from summit school B.C.

RR2 Kitscoty, Alberta, Canada

T0B 2P0



“Absolute top notch hand made mandolins, they sound even better than they look (and they look amazing!)” - Seph Custer


Send me a message if you'd like to know more about any of these mandolins or about custom builds.

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Available at these fine retailers

Gruhn Guitars Nashville, Tennessee.

Myhre’s Music Edmonton, Alberta.