Michael Wygmans

Ask me anything   Luthier

I built this jig fixture to rough cut a neck blank with a shaper, a tool that deserves full attention when in use. It references the slot cut for the carbon fiber. I then final carve the blank by hand. 

— 2 months ago with 9 notes
#celtic  #mandolin  #neck shaping  #shaper  #machining 

The curly maple bindings are scraped  on another mandolin body. This vacuum clamp really works well for holding the instrument steady while doing that work.

— 2 months ago with 5 notes
#curly maple  #mandolin  #binding  #Vacuum Clamp  #custom 

A beautiful winter morning in Michigan.

— 3 months ago with 1 note
#winter  #snow  #trees  #dog 

I’m performing with the Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra. We had a Christmas concert at a beautiful church in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

— 4 months ago with 7 notes
#mandolin  #orchestra  #christmas  #stained glass 

Listen/purchase: Songs We Just Learned Demo by Montgomery Brown

. My daughter plays bass and is a backup singer in this band.
— 4 months ago with 1 note
#music  #folk  #bass 

This mandolin is ready for the lacquer finish.

— 4 months ago with 13 notes
#mandolin  #celtic  #lacquer finish  #handmade  #musical instruments 
I’m building this mandolin for a friend of mine. He came to the shop for the final shaping of the neck.

I’m building this mandolin for a friend of mine. He came to the shop for the final shaping of the neck.

— 6 months ago with 10 notes
#mandolin  #neck shaping  #celtic  #musical instruments 
A woodblock percussion instrument I built. I used Jatoba wood for the tone bars.

A woodblock percussion instrument I built. I used Jatoba wood for the tone bars.

— 7 months ago with 3 notes
#percussion  #woodblock  #custom  #tone bars 

Fred Willson of An Dro playing his mandolin I built. It was great to see the performance.

— 7 months ago with 12 notes
#celtic  #mandolin  #music  #custom  #an dro