Hand made bluegrass mandolins from £2500

Rolfe Gerhardt is a legend in mandolin making, from the early days of Unicorn mandolins to the Phoenix's of today he has spent thirty years dedicated to making the finest mandolins.

Using a fixed graphite truss rod, these are some of the lightest mandolins around, and light weight leads to increased resonance and tone when it's done properly. Rolfe gets that elusive depth and breadth of tone from f hole mandolins that few can achieve.

In 2015 Jenny Warner took over Phoenix mandolins and Rolf retired. Jenny had worked with Rolfe since 2007 after many years training (including a six month course with Brian Galloup) and working in restoration and repair (about the best way to learn there is).




  1. Phoenix Select

    Phoenix Select

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    Another superlative Phoenix mandolin. Phoenix mandolins are always very light and responsive, you can feel them resonating as you get them out of the case!

    This beauty has a very full tone with fantastic volume and complexity. It has plenty of oomph for the bluegrass players with a deep and full, loud chop and responds excellently to the heaviest pick or the lightest touch. It barks or sings sweetly, doing whatever you ask of it. A very versatile and wonderful mandolin.

    Red (Adirondack) spruce top, red maple back and sides and a Hiscox case.

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