I’m Chris Pritchett and I hand-build mandolins and other fretted instruments in my small home workshop in Stockport, England.
I specialise in mandolins with carved top and back plates, and can offer a range of body styles using two different approaches, both of which aim to produce something a little different from the standard ‘Bluegrass’ mandolin.
As a player as well as a builder, my focus is always on the playability and response of the instrument. I therefore prefer to build to order so that each instrument is unique to its owner.
I know what I like in a mandolin but I am more than happy to build to suit a player’s specific requirements. If you would like any further information, or want to come and see what I can do, please get in touch.