“Ive played many hand-made instruments over the years, and David and Nick's combination of construction and high quality materials is among the best in the business. There's also nothing that can touch their cello-mandolin in terms of unique sound, depth and songwriting inspiration!"  Ian Cleverdon of The Huers


David Oddy & Son Luthiers Home of the ‘Oddy Mandocello’ Makers of Handmade Customised Acoustic Guitars & Mandolins
Remember because we make all our instruments from scratch we can customise any of our instruments to your requirements.
“It’s the instruments that write the songs” Steve Knightley, Show of Hands  
We are a small Westcountry family business, David started making instruments in the 1970’s and he has been working closely with his son Nick, who made his first instruments with David over 20 years ago. Together they have been making and repairing top quality guitars and mandolins to our clients specifications. Following David’s death in 2017 Nick is proud to continue the business and legacy in a way that his father would approve. Nick operates from a workshops at his home and is happy to welcome you to discuss  your requirements and usually we will have a stock instruments that we are happy for  you to have a ‘strum’, contact us to make an appointment. 
Coronavirus Update : August 2021  …. As restrictions relax we are now more than happy to see visitors to our Newton Abbot premises for repair drop offs or to chat about new builds. We understand that many of use will still be anxious about being in close contact with others and we are of course happy to continue with masks and social distancing so we can all be confortable. Please make an appointment before you visit by dropping us an email at luthiers@oddyluthiers.co.uk