View Full Version : A good word for doug edwards...

Steve Cantrell
Dec-17-2007, 7:10pm
No financial interest here, but wanted to pass along a good buying experience. I ordered an ebony armrest from Doug Edwards after seeing them on this site and received it just as promised and inside a week. It's well made and looks great on my mandolin. Thought I would pass it along for those that might be considering it.

Jonathan James
Dec-17-2007, 8:40pm
Yeah, Doug builds some great armrests and his carved mando stands are really cool as well!

Austin Koerner
Dec-18-2007, 7:17pm
I have the Mcclung armrest, I can't believe it was only $35, I recommend Doug Edwards' armrests also.

Joe F
Dec-19-2007, 10:47pm
Along with armrests, Doug also makes some great pickguards. #He recently made a PG for my venerable Kentucky KM-200S, replacing the ugly black plastic guard it came with.

Joe F
Dec-19-2007, 10:48pm
Here's a closer view. #The color is very close to the mandolin itself, but the flamed maple and ivoroid binding really set it off nicely. #Doug re-used the bracket from the original PG, but mounted it in a way such the the screw doesn't protrude through the face.

Joe F
Dec-19-2007, 10:50pm
Last one, with the old plastic pickguard for comparison. The new one is a little bit smaller, exposing more of the treble F-hole.

Dec-22-2007, 4:33pm
He matched the streaked ebony pickguard on my new Brentrupwoth a similar armrest very nicely Here (http://www.mandolincafe.net/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=15;t=49391;st=25).

Thanks Doug. #Good Job. #We are blessed by having tons of great craftsmen around now -- thanks Doug, and Ben and Hans and Sam and Loren and all the others. #Happy Holidays.

Brandon Flynn
Dec-22-2007, 5:12pm
I have an armrest from him and it is excellent. He seems like a nice guy as well.

Dec-22-2007, 6:24pm
I finally got my finger rest installed. It looks great, but works better! Sadly, the guy who installed it lined it up wrong the first time and had to fill and redrill my mando. You can't see it, it doesn't affect the tone at all, but still, http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif

Dec-22-2007, 7:11pm
I have two of Dougs arm rests. he matched the finish by a photo that I sent. He does great work.

Dec-24-2007, 10:17am
I just purchased a TRC, armrest, and a pick guard from Doug and I can honestly say that he does exceptional work. All are top notch, well made, and all for a very good price. I'll post pictures as soon as I get the pick guard installed.


Cheryl Watson
Dec-24-2007, 10:25am
Doug aims to please and does great custom work. I have a very light-weight pickguard from him and plan on (soon) getting an armrest in that wonderful dark-stained birdseye maple. His work keeps getting better and better, I can see it in the great pics on his website and in those posted here on the forum.

Cheryl http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Dec-26-2007, 9:27pm
Steve, is that the Poe? Not to highjack the thread but how's the mandolin maturing as you play it. I've asked this question in another thread and apologize if you responded there.



Steve Cantrell
Dec-26-2007, 9:34pm
No worries, Sachmo. I was your first response on that other thread. It's sounds great, to say the least. Can't wait to hear this thing in a year. If you're thinking Poe, get on the list as quick as you can.

Dec-27-2007, 2:17am
Is there a link to this guy's website, or does he have one?

Dec-27-2007, 5:48am
"Ditto" to everything here!!


Dec-27-2007, 7:57am
I second (third, fourth) all of the good words about Doug. I've bought two armrests from him for flattop mandos. The first was a compact birdseye maple for my Weber Y2K, from his premade stock. A beauty.

The second was for my Big Muddy, which is both an unusual shape and "tubbier" than most other flattops. Doug made a custom design from a tracing I sent him, and stained the wood (birdseye maple again) to match the Muddy's rosewood back, using a photo. His extra charge for this custom work? Exactly zero. A while back I posted a photo of the Muddy and its armrest on another thread, "Big Muddy Custom Armrest" under Equipment.

Here is his website:


Dec-27-2007, 8:04am
Another vote for Doug! Not only is the armrest very nice, but he shipped it pretty much instantaneously. If I'm feeling flush sometime, I may spring for a pickguard.

Dec-27-2007, 9:21am
Okay - some piling on here. #I have a thinline armrest and custom TRC from Doug on my Weber Fern. #Great quality and a real pleasure to do business with.

Dec-27-2007, 11:08am
Some of Doug's work on my Kentucky Mando...




Joe F
Dec-27-2007, 3:25pm
Josh_Akins --

Here ya go. (http://ntbbluegrass.com/mandolin.html)

Dec-27-2007, 4:02pm
I got an arm rest & matching guard from Doug,
nice stuff, good service.

Jan-09-2008, 4:15pm
I've had my McClung armrest for three days now and it's great. I can barely feel it but it's helped get my arm into the position I like. I won't have to put nearly as much effort into maintaining that position now that I've got the armrest. I think it may have helped with volume a bit, with my arm off the top.

Doug was very good to deal with. The armrest arrived promptly and was exactly what I was expecting.