Andrew T Brown  Luthier


‘Army Navy’ Mandolin

Instruments known as “Army-Navy”, “pancake”, or “flatiron” style mandolins were originally made by Gibson between 1910 and 1922. They were sold cheaply to American soldiers during World War I. In later years the model was revived by the Flatiron Co. It has surprisingly good tone, despite its simple design.

Flatback ‘Celtic’ Mandolin

A recently commissioned mandolin in a style derived from the Gibson ‘A’ style, and often favoured by musicians playing Celtic Traditional music.

This instrument has a Scale Length of 375mm. More photos are included in the Gallery page.

MN004 - Front View MN004 - Back View Army Navy Mandolin -  December 2019-1.JPG Army Navy Mandolin -  December 2019-3.JPG