The Wilson WH-5 is a close replication of the H-5 mandolas produced by Gibson under the watch of Lloyd Loar during the early 1920s. Constructed like the F-5, with similar appointments and tone bar bracing, the WH-5 has a larger body and a deeper “voice” by losing the high “E” strings and adding the lower “C” strings as found on an orchestral viola. The WH-5 has a string scale length of 15.574”.
These depictions are of a Wilson WH-5 which was only Craig’s 2nd mandolin family instrument project, built in 2009.
Suggested MSRP $5800 payable by cash, check or PayPal. Due to the unavailability of “off the shelf” mandola cases an additional charge will be added for an appropriate custom case depending on availability and pricing.
Contact us for special cash pricing and artist discounts as well as event discounts and discounts on demo models. California residents will need to pay 8.25% sales tax. We will deal with that issue separately. Contact us.$5,800 via PayPal
For commission builds a $500 non-refundable deposit is required (amount applied to total purchase price upon completion)$500 deposit via PayPal