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.  We are temporarily closing our list until sometime shortly after the first of the year, 2023.  If you'd like us to notify you when we re-open our list, shoot us an email.  While the list is temporarily closed, we're still here and we still look forward to hearing from you, so please feel free contact us anytime at the phone number or email listed below!



Build Options:

  • "Bourbonburst" sunburst (mandolin pictured at right, compared to our standard Cremona suburst at left)
  • 1 3/16" nut width
  • flat fingerboard
  • custom neck profile
  • one piece presentation grade back (when available)
  • pickguard
  • hardware upgrade
  • Wienman "double fern" headstock inlay

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

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

PRICE: $6,950

PRICE: $4,850