Every new mandolin we carry is constructed from solid wood. We stock both A and F style mandolins from the following companies; Eastman, Flinthill, Kentucky, Rover, and ,of course, our famous BeaverTail Mandolins, built right here at Sawchyn Guitars.
Eastman Mandolins are made in China, Beijing to be more specific. What sets Eastman Mandolins apart from many others is that Eastman handcrafts these mandolins in their own shop and the makers have proven quite skilled. Eastman was founded in 1992 and began as a violin company. Their handcrafted mandolins pay tribute to traditional build methods and body styles while delivering a balanced and refined tone.
Built right here in our own shop, Peter offers a range of mandolin styles. Mostly seen are our BeaverTail mandolins and Beavertail cousins. They are made entirely by hand and from high grade solid woods sourced from both within Canada and abroad. These mandolins are will out a doubt one of the best deals you will find in a mandolin anywhere.
Anyone on a budget that still wants a good sounding mandolin should buy a Rover mandolin. If you put tone first, they should be among your top choices. We carry only the Rover models that are made of entirely solid wood, no laminates as we feel these offer the best sound and bang for your buck.
From the very beginning, Kentucky has been a world leader in the manufacture of high-quality mandolins for players at every level, especially the beginner. As a result, instruments that make up the standard series include reasonably priced a-models with all professional features; to slightly more expensive models with features often found on instruments costing much more. Kentucky has never offered better value and performance than it does in its standard series and you owe it to yourself to find out why. Whether you play bluegrass, country, folk or rock, these instruments have the loud, responsive bark so prized by musicians of every type.
Every BeaverTail is constructed out of solid domestic and exotic woods and made to the same exacting standards as all Sawchyn instruments. Every BeaverTail is completely handmade in the Sawchyn workshop and we are proud to boast that they are CNC free! The rich sound, great playability, quality material, superb workmanship, and fine finish make the BeaverTail the finest mandolin in its price range.