Our "Vintage By Design" F-5 Artist Model mandolins include:

  • Unique Wienman "VBD" build methodology and signature voice
  • well seasoned, hand graduated, and tap tuned Adirondack spruce tops
  • well seasoned, hand graduated, and tap tuned eastern maple backs
  • tap tuned Adirondack tone bar bracing
  • ebony fingerboards and peghead overlays
  • 1 1/8" bone nut
  • speed neck
  • soft V neck profile
  • engraved James tailpiece
  • adjustable truss rod
  • radiused fingerboard
  • individually compensated Loar period adjustable ebony bridge
  • ivoroid binding with side perfling top, back, fingerboard, and headstock
  • pearl logo and Wienman classic headstock inlay
  • hand applied Cremona sunburst and varnish finish of our own making
  • custom setup
  • hard case (Bobelock molded supension case when available)
  • warranty 


Our list is currently closed, but we will be opening our list and accepting commissions for new builds this coming July.  Delivery times are running a little over a year and a half.

At the time of placing an order we require a deposit of $1,000.  The deposit is fully refundable up until the time that we start your build.  When we start your build, $500 becomes non-refundable.  The balance is due before delivery.  Of course, if you receive your Wienman and you are unhappy with it for any reason, you can return it within a few days for a full refund less any shipping expenses.

Please get in touch with us if you'd like to commission a build, if you have any other questions, or if we can help you in any way.  We always look forward to hearing from you!

828-551-5097

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Build Options:

  • 1 3/16" nut width
  • flat fingerboard
  • custom neck profile
  • pickguard
  • hardware upgrade

New Vintage By Design A-5 Artist mandolins now available:

  • We will be updating our website soon. In the meantime, for more details about our VBD A-5 Artist Mandolins, please feel free to contact us at the email address or phone number listed below.