Welcome to Wienman Fine Instruments, where mandolins and guitars are hand crafted with passion and dedication in the Blue Ridge Mountains just outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Our vision is to create instruments with character that possess the quick response, balance, power, tone, and depth of dynamic range that will inspire and satisfy the needs of even the most demanding professional musician, and help the aspiring artist take their music to the next level, at a fair price. Instruments that exhibit the timeless artistry of a human touch and that quickly mature to possess that certain remarkable feel, playability, and look usually associated with fine vintage pieces. But most of all, they're just incredibly fun to play!
Handcrafted • Vintage By design
Definitely excited about Nick Forster purchasing one of our mandolins. Although Nick is probably best known as a founding member of Hot Rize and creator and musical host of eTown, we could go on and on; multi-instrumentalist (pedal steel included!), noted songwriter, teacher, interviewer, and champion of a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world. A comprehensive list of all of Nick's accomplishments and all he has done for the music community and so many young artists would be far too large to fit here for sure.
We are lifelong musicians with far reaching musical tastes, and are fascinated by the effect a truly inspiring instrument can have on your music, as well as your life. We feel lucky to have spent years studying and repairing some of the finest instruments in the world, and are dedicated to and truly enjoy using the knowledge and skills we have acquired over the years to design and build our own instruments. We use only the finest well-seasoned woods and make every attempt to source our materials as locally as possible.