Kimble Mandolins

Since 2004, I have almost exclusively played Kimble Mandolins.  Will Kimble, besides being one of the nicest guys one could hang with, is a genius with wood and wire.  Will would say this isn’t so, but I will differ.  He crafts a mandolin that is distinctive in look, feel, and sound.  His mandolins are not like the myriads of small builder mandolins on the market.  Whether it’s an A, 2-point (J), F, mandola, octave, or other mandolin family instrument, Will produces something that is both art and tool.  His mandolins have defined my sound.  I can easily play a blues, dive off into a percussive rock tune, and then back off into a Norman Blake vibe.

I’m not a paid endorser for Will.  I’m a friend and a fan who wants to make it clear that I’m proud to know the man and play his instruments.

Currently I play a 2008 A5, a 2009 octave, and a 2005 Kimble FO.  Below are videos of those, as well as the various Kimbles I’ve played and owned since 2004.

2008 Kimble A5 and 2005 Kimble FO
2009 Kimble Octave
2018 Kimble J
2008 Kimble Mandola
2004 Kimble J
2002 Kimble A
2003 Kimble F5
2006 Kimble Octave