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 "fern in urn" 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 build time is running a little over a year and a season.  Our list is temporarily closed, but we will be re-opening it again soon.  If you'd like us to notify you when we re-open our list, shoot us an email or give us a call.  We will be getting back to those who have requested that they be notified first as build slots become available again to see if they are still interested in placing an order, prior to formally opening our list for new orders here on our website.  While the list is temporarily closed, we're still here and we still look forward to hearing from you, so please feel free to contact us anytime at the phone number or email listed below!



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:

  • Our VBD A-5 Artist mandolins feature similar appointments and options to our F-5 Artist.  We will be updating our website soon. In the meantime, for more details, please feel free to contact us at the email address or phone number listed below.

PRICE: $7,450

PRICE: $4,950