Designed and created in Hawaii—with care and craftsmanship.
Kilin has been repairing my vintage instruments for years and has always done fantastic work. He also built me an a-style mandolin. It is—without a doubt—one of the finest instruments I have ever played. It sounds, plays, and looks amazing. Great materials and superb craftsmanship. Also, the process of working with Kilin was so much fun. For aspects where I knew for sure what I wanted, he made it happen. When I didn’t know exactly, he offered fantastic guidance. The end result is a stunning mandolin. It has a balanced, beautiful sound with plenty of volume. Since getting the mandolin, I have also commissioned Kilin to build an archtop guitar similar to a late 1920’s Gibson L-5 to go with the mandolin. I highly recommend Kilin and KR Strings!