Paul Duff made his first mandolin in 1982. His love of bluegrass music meant he was drawn to making the F5 style favored by Bill Monroe. His attention has since broadened to other instruments from this Gibson ‘Golden Era’, also known as the ‘Loar Period’. Paul now includes mandolas, mandocellos and archtop guitars in his inventory of models offered to customers.

Source: Duff Mandolins website (23 March 2020)


François Druet trained at the International Lutherie School of Antwerpen in Belgium, then spent four years assisting Thomas Féjoz in his workshop located in Ardèche. He is now based in the Jura, in Arbois when he makes archtop electric, acoustic and classical guitars

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