Tom Ellis of Ellis Mandolins builds one-of-a-kind, hand made mandolins in Austin, Texas. With a master’s touch and an artist eye for detail, Tom uses his 35 years of experience in instrument building to create heirloom quality works of art. He has spent a great deal of time studying every aspect of the mandolin. It has only been through this research that he has been able to acquire the best materials and crafts people to help with the process. Ellis mandolins are built one at a time. Furthermore, Tom personally does all the hand carving, graduating, neck shaping and final setup. In modern times, it could be done differently. However, Tom insists on quality his customers can be proud of for generations to come.