b manning lutherie builds custom stringed instruments for the discerning player. We specialize in dreadnought and parlor guitars, plus the asymmetrical two-point “Duck” mandolin.

We use the finest materials available:

  • True rosewoods (dalbergia)
  • Engelmann, Sitka, and Red spruce
  • European & American maple 
  • Vintage reproduction tuning machines
  • Custom vintage tailpieces
  • Randy Wood vintage reproduction bridges

For more information on designing your custom guitar or mandolin, contact luthier Ben Manning via email: mndawg(at)gmail.com - change the (at) to an @ sign.