Pancake mandolin stained Back stained Pancake mandolin natural Blackwood Gidgee Myrtle
Pancake mandolin stained.
Pancake mandolin stained.
Natural colour.
Tasmanian Blackwood.
Tasmanian Myrtle.

Pancake Mandolin

Based on the Gibson Army Navy/Flatiron flat top mandolins


These mandolins are based on a Gibson Army Navy mandolin I restored.  They are very simple mandolins but have the typical Coombe sound.  Much louder, sweeter, clearer and cleaner sounding than the original I restored.  I have come across a few of these old Gibsons over the years, and have not been impressed with the sound, but these Coombe pancake mandolins do impress.  The sound is on another level.  Listen to the sound clips, I am not kidding.  I really like them, they are fun to make, and I intend to make many more because with that lovely sound they are incredible value for money.  In terms of wood choices, just about anything is possible.

The Pancake is available unbound and stained a dark brown like the originals, but are also available in the natural wood colours with the top bound.

Note that these instruments are made to a price.  Thus any changes that involve additional material costs or labour will incur an additional charge.

For more information see specifications or contact me.

Pancake mandolins