Hello, folks. I've lurked around this forum off and on for years and finally decided to post info about my new double-neck mandolin. I had a luthier by the name of Richard Clark build it for me. I play a lot of Irish sessions and hate switching back and forth between my main mandolin and an octave mandolin. My initial plan was a utilitarian instrument, solely for session playing, but I ended up with a very, very nice instrument. Go to this website for a full story of the design and building of the instrument.