Sounds like a Davidson

Tim O’Brien
Tim O’Brien commissioned this A type mandolin about 10 years ago, I believe he’d played one I made for someone else. Unusual to hear one tuned in octaves, works well on this.



Here’s a very interesting little video from The Real John Lewis and Imelda May using a Davidson “Stella” 12 string guitar in Ash, maple and spruce.


 Percy Copley – Ukulele

Here’s the amazing Percy Copley with his Davidson Ukulele in maple, spruce, cherry and some bits of a boxwood hedge.

Rex Preston – Mandolin and bouzouki

Two of my favourite people doing what they do best, Miranda and Rex’s singing and playing are among the sweetest sounds I have ever heard.  Mandolin and bouzouki built by me.  Tone, timing and taste by them.  The CD is available from


Jason Titley

Jason is playing a Davidson Dreadnought guitar in this song.