Mandolin with ornamentation by John Wittersheim



The mandolin shown in the photographs below was put together from a mail-order kit by John Wittersheim in 1982. John also did the inlay on the headstock, neck, and back. The inlay design was by Tom Gally, who bought the mandolin from John and still owns it.

John taught at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan, for 34 years. He died in 2013 at the age of 59. An article about him is here.

October 2020