Build a Mandolin
A detailed, illustrated account of the simultaneous construction of two F5 mandolins.
A very thorough description of the construction process used to make two mandolins, one built for Chris Thile, both made by Lynn Dudenbostel in 2001.
A F5 style mandolin building guide with many photos of the three mandolins completed to date and the process which got them there.
A very detailed look at the construction of a builders first F5 mandolin project. Also has a few other instrument projects including an electric mandolin.
Kathy Matsushita's detailed, journal style account of her first carved-top, F5 style mandolin project.
A site about one persons journey into the world of lutherie. The author builds a flat-top, acoustic, four string mandolin...
This site shows the first F5 mandolin project of someone new to luthiery.
An informative article about a first experience making an electric mandolin.
This site documents the construction of a F5 built by professional luthier Will Kimble for a patron.
This detailed step-by-step site follows the construction of a mandola with both pictures and commentary.
The zouk, a celtic-style bouzouki, is tuned like an octave mandolin. This site provides a description of its construction along with a few construction photos. Other projects on this site can be found on the "workshop" page.
A photo gallery about the construction of an F5 mandolin built by Darrell Sheppard. Also check out his other gallery about another F5 mandolin he is building.
Information and Theory
Look at a wide variety of different designs for alternative mandolin bridges. A step-by-step guide for making your own bridge is also included.
A couple of helpful F5 mandolin repair tutorials dealing with the fingerboard.