to my workshop !
My name is Morgan
Gilet. I have been building string instruments since 2007 in Brittany,
I was trained at Timeless Instruments School of Luthiery in Canada by
Master Luthier David Freeman.
Being a mandolin player, I realised that contrary to the guitar world,
the mandolin microcosmos suffered from a lack of diversity. Although
excellent quality instruments were available from many makers, they
were often built after the same very few concepts.
Therefore, during the last few years, I have been working at an alternative
approach for designing and building high quality mandolins.
Of course, those mandolins were developed to meet my own expectations
as a player : rich, full tone with sustain, groovy look and super-easy
the Candy Mandolin
Sweet tone, sweet
curves, sweet to play...
are now available for every player looking for something fresh in the
Glued-on bridge and flat top with hand carved fan bracing allow for
sweet tone and long sustain.
The large body shows the instrument's very own identity.
French Ash, highlighted with wallnut bindings, is the prefered wood
for backs and sides. Widely used for making string instruments in Europe
in the past, it has excellent tone properties and looks really beautiful.
Other timbers are available on request.
Bolt-on maple neck is fitted with a double action truss rod, in order
to allow easy and precise adjustment. Fretboard, bridge and pickguard
are made of ebony.
Candy Mandolins can be fitted with undersaddle pickup and embedded preamplifier
discount will be granted on Candy Mandolins! (see
MG Mandolins - Innovative Hand Crafted Mandolins - firstname.lastname@example.org