Raydoris Mandolin #2

by | 18 May, 2013

SoldGreg Dunn Mandolins for Sale:
This is the second mandolin I built and it was also based on a Stewart McDonald A5 kit. The name on the headstock, “Raydoris”, was used as a dedication to my parents. The first two mandolins I built were branded “Raydoris” and I have since changed to Dunn Mandolins.

Asking Price: $1,800.00

Serial Number
Build dates:
Finished and set up:
A5 Mandolin
Body closed: March 2011
November 2012

The sound and backboards of A5-02 were hand-carved and graduated by myself to blueprints from a vintage mandolin.
The tone, volume and timbre of the mandolin is good due to the fact it was hand-carved with great care. It is a very playable mandolin, with a few minor cosmetic faults in the lacquer finish.

I hand-stained the sunburst finish after taking the Smirnoff Mandolin Luthierie course in California in July 2012. There are eighteen coats of gloss nitrocellulose lacquer on the mandolin, buffed on a guitar buffing arbor.
I am offering for sale at a reasonable price for a hand-crafted custom mandolin with great tone, volume and timbre.


Soundboard European spruce, hand-carved and graduated
Backboard Curly maple, hand-carved and graduated
Finish Hand – stained brown sunburst, nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Rims Curly maple
Neck Curly maple, dovetailed joint
Fingerboard Ebony, 22 fret slots, scalloped beyond 22nd fret
Fingerboard binding Cream plastic
Fingerboard side dots Black
Fingerboard inlays Mother of Pearl, 5/8” diameter dots
Frets Stewmac narrow/medium 18% silver –nickel fretwire
Peghead veneer Ebony
Blocks Mahogany
Body Binding Cream plastic
Tailpiece Golden Age mandolin tailpiece
Bridge Stewmac ebony adjustable archtop bridge
Nut Bone, 1 5/32” wide x 7/32” thick
Tuners Elite golden mandolin tuners A style
Peghead binding Cream plastic
Pickguard Tortoise plastic with white / black / white binding
Endpin Black ebony with mother of pearl dot
Strap button Black ebony
Strap Dudette braided leather strap
Case Fiberglass F-style hard-shell case available at a separate price of AU$150.00.