“The Gibson House”, a craftsman style bungalow, was built in 1923. In 2007 my wife, Marion, and I restored the Gibson house as the new home of the Mando Shop. This is the front porch entrance as it exists today.
In 2011 I had a vision of building a new home and workshop behind the Mando Shop. Here is The Gibson House as it was before we started building.
What started out as a small project turned into moving 33 truck loads of dirt to make room for the new the home and workshop.
The shaded area at the bottom is my workshop and the framed area is our home.
Now complete, a breezeway links The Gibson House to our home with elevator access to my workshop. It’s truly a dream place to live and work.
Here is a photo from one of my stock rooms. The mandolins are cased in a humidity controlled environment. The Mando Shop is open only by appointment which helps us to maintain the mandolins in pristine condition.
The Mando Shop is a boutique mandolin store representing TKD, Collings, Eastman, Northfield and Weber mandolins. As an experienced luthier since the mid-1970s, I perform a high precision setup with each mandolin I sell. I also offer tap tuning to enhance a mandolin’s sound. It will be my pleasure to help you purchase a quality mandolin that you can enjoy for a lifetime.