On this page I am posting a series of photo essays and videos detailing the constructing of my mandolins. As you will see, Apitius instruments are made without compromise, using the finest traditional methods and materials to produce an instrument that is on the highest level of sound and craftsmanship. Please check back here from time to time as I will be adding more photo sets as time allows.

Photo Essays

 

1. A-Model Top & Back Plate Carving

2. A-Model Rim & Body Construction

3. Creating the Hand Sawn Pearl Shell Inlays

4. Making the Neck

5.Installing Frets.

 

Videos

 

Gluing the Top Plate at Apitius Mandolins from Apitius Mandolins on Vimeo.

 

French Polishing 1.

The Bodying Sessions

 

French Polishing 2 (Part 1 of 2)

The Polishing Sessions 

 

French Polishing 2 (Part 2 of 2

The Polishing Sessions