Johansson Mandolins
 

The latest build

 
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Country King Deluxe model inlays.

 

Finished Work

Mandolin #19

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.

 

Classical mandolin repair & refinish

 
Now offering Stringed Instrument Repairs in the Lloydminster area.

Now offering Stringed Instrument Repairs in the Lloydminster area.

 

Mandolin #18

Byron Myhre playing some tunes

Mandolin #18 (sold)- 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. $2300 US. shipping and hardshell case included.

 

Mandolin #17

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.

 

Mandolin #16

Mandolin #16 Country king model with mother of pearl inlays, and figured maple.

 

Mandolin #15

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

Mandolin #14

Mandolin #14 Country King Model. Alaskan sitka spruce top, figured British columbian maple, ebony fingerboard, and maple binding. woodburned/analine water dyed headstock design. 13 3/4" scale. maple fret markers. golden age restoration tuners. "barnwood burst" analine water dye with a super-blonde shellac french polish.

 
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Mandolin #12

Mandolin #12 Country King model (sold)- Sitka Spruce top, eastern Canadian cherry, maple binding, and Macassar ebony fingerboard with maple fret marker inlay. 13 3/4" scale, Tasmanian myrtle wood with a maple inlay on the headstock, wood burned for detail. black dye, with a blonde shellac French polish finish.

 

About

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

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Artist’s Video’s

 

Review’s

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

Models

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Country King Model F style

one of a kind design featuring a tighter scroll, different body shape, sleeker f holes, and a new fingerboard design.

-AAA+ Bearclaw or clear Sitka spruce top plate

-AAA+ bigleaf maple back, sides, and neck

-Truss rod or carbon graphite reinforced neck

-Asymmetrical ‘A’ brace pattern

-bar or triangle fret marker inlays

-Johansson logo headstock inlay on AAA+grade quilted maple or Macassar ebony vaneer

-custom inlays available as well in synthetic material or Mother of pearl. (MOP not available on US orders at this time)

-Golden age tuners with ivoroid or ebony knobs

-standard adjustable bridge and nickel tailpiece

-Available in solid colors and, two and, three tone bursts. (two tone tobacco burst shown)

-Plastic binding with or without purfling

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Country King Deluxe Model F style (3-Point)

same design as the country King model but with an additional point below the scroll, binded f holes and upgraded inlay options.

-AAA+ Bearclaw or clear Sitka spruce top

-AAA+ figured Big leaf Maple back, sides and neck

-Available in solid colors or, two and, three tone bursts (three tone tobacco burst shown)

-Plastic binding with or without purfling

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Counrty King Model Cutaway Scroll F style

same as the country kings listed above but with a horn in place of the scroll

-AAA+ bearclaw or clear sitka spruce top

-AAA+ figured maple back, sides, and neck

-Bar, Triangle, or custom inlays available in synthetic or mother of pearl material

-Golden age tuners with ivoroid or ebony knobs

-Adjustable ebony bridge and nickel tailpiece

-Available in solid colors and, two, or three tone bursts (solid color blue “worn denim” shown)

-Plastic or wood binding with or without purfling

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Loar Model F style

traditional 1923 Lloyd Loar style design made famous by Bill Monroe.

-AAA+ bearclaw or clear Sitka spruce top

-AAA+ figured big leaf maple back, sides, and neck

-Available with bar, triangle, or custom inlays. synyhetic or MOP (MOP not available on US orders at this time)

-Truss rod neck reinforcment

-Golden age Tuners with ivoroid or ebony knobs

-Standard adjustable ebony bridge and nickel plated tailpiece

-Available in solid color or, two and, three tone bursts (two tone tobacco burst shown)

-Plastic binding with or without purfling

 

Contact

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…

Gruhn Guitars Nashville, Tennessee.

Myhre’s Music Edmonton, Alberta.

 

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