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Instruments known as “Army-Navy”, “pancake”, or “flatiron” style mandolins were originally made by Gibson between 1910 and 1922.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.

Going forward my mandolins will be of a shape similar to the popular ‘A’ style.

MN002 Army Navy Mandolin Front View MN002 Army Navy Mandolin Back View

Flatback Teardrop Mandolin

I made this mandolin in 2000 and recently refurbished it as part of my current focus on the mandolin family.

I may offer this for sale at some point, watch the “available now” page.

MN001 Front/Side View MN001 Back/Side View