Paul Hathway Hand Crafted Mandolins

Welcome to my website. As you make your way around the site you will see that I make a wide range of stringed instruments from standard guitars, citterns and irish bouzoukis to all members of the mandolin family including mandolins, tenor mandolas, octave mandolas and mandocellos. I also make some more unusual and hard to get instruments such as the english guitar, saz, appalachian dulcimer and even a baglama.

Additions to the range of instruments I make that are listed in this website are mandolins with a larger body size than my standard mandolin, and a tenor mandola with a longer string length of 460mm, instead of the more usual 410mm. I am also making a cittern with a shorter string length and a smaller body than the conventional cittern. Another addition are tenor guitars with spruce or mahogany tops. I also make an 8 string version of the tenor guitar that can be tuned like a bouzouki. I have also introduced an appalachian dulcimer with two fingerboards, and a baglama, sometimes called an octave saz.

I hope you enjoy the site and looking at all the instruments I make. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

soprano picalo



This new addition the range of Mandolins I make is also sometimes called a Soprano Mandolin. It is tuned “c g d a” that is a musical fourth above the Mandolin and one octave above the Tenor Mandola. The scale length of the Piccolo Mandolin is 280mm and the body width is 210mm. In the picture there is one of my M-1 standard size Mandolins and two of the Piccolo Mandolin, one with a spruce top and one with a cedar top. The cost of the Piccolo Mandolin is £565-00.

To contact me for more information and to check on availability you can phone me on 0208 530 4317 or email me at the CONTACT PAUL page on this site.