Reply To: Dear Richard,

Richard Hoover
Senior Moderator

Hi Maestro.

I can’t claim any whole mandolins on my own, though while working with Darol Anger and David Morse, around 1973-4 we completed several F-5 Copies and  a few of David’s own design, The Seed. Darol and David would have made more mandolins and Banjo necks before I found them and David went on to a notable career of his own specializing in Violin family instruments. Darol Anger went on to become the Darol Anger we know and love from the original David Grissman Quintet, and later Turtle Island String Band, along with another dozen fabulous collaberations.

Hope to see you at the shop this season!

Best, Richard