SERIAL NUMBERS

  • All models are mandolins unless indicated
  • Chronological order regardless of instrument or model
  • Two digit prefix indicating year made
  • No year prefix between # 145 - # 258
  • Regular numbered batches from May 1991 -  # 212
  • Change to year suffix from June '09 - # 626
  • Mandolin nut width 1.100" unless otherwise noted
  • Highlighted Numbers indicate photo record
  • X = X braced top
  • // = parallel braced top (tone bars)
  • Flat fingerboards unless indicated R (radius)
  • 1pc = 1 piece back
  • RS = red spruce  
  • ES = engelman or european spruce    
  • RM = red maple
  • HM  = hard sugar maple.  N.B. Maple on many mandolins beginning #432 is from one single large tree (ā€Dā€ log) indicated by  HM-D