Choice select woods, domestic and
exotic, hand carved, dyed to match
many popular colors and bursts.
Finished in Tung oil, lacquer, or just
sanded and polished to a satin glow.
Some are inlaid with MOP and Paua
Abalone. Whether it is a stylish
standard model or the ergonomic
McClung style you are sure to be
pleased with the workmanship and
affordable price .
Hill Country Stringworks
Hand crafted mandolin accessories from the Texas Hill Country, including the
innovative McClung armrest, pickguards, & truss rod covers. As well as
various hand made instruments and unique items.
Welcome to my website and my
passion. I craft finely made
accessories for mandolin and
guitar using domestic and exotic
woods. Plus, an instrument here
My most popular item is the
McClung mandolin armrest.
Its unique angle makes it one of
the best playing aids on the
market. You gotta check it out.
about me Doug Edwards
Got a question?
email or call 817-239-6425
Curly Maple McClung on a
Bound Ebony PG and Ebony
McClung on a Collings MT2
Ebony TRC with
IXTHUS fish and
Curly Maple F5 stand dyed
to match the sides and pg.
Ready made or custom, you'll be
pleased with the look and craftsmanship.
Abbreviated A style, F style, or Art Deco
there's one for you. Not only a
pickguard to protect the top, but a
fingerest to aid in proper pick attack
Offered unbound or bound with celluloid
These are also hand made with carved
scrolls for a classy F5 look. Need I say
more? Most are 5/8" (or more) thick
with routed edges. Felt is placed where
the mandolin comes in contact and
Velcro closures to keep it in place. All
Brass hardware, plus it folds! These
are made in Pine, Sycamore, Red
Oak, Cherry, and Curly Maple with a
By special order
Who wants to spend hundred's or
even thousand's of dollars for an
guitar or mandolin and have a $2
I make several from Ebony, Maple,
Rosewood, ect. Many I make for
customers are inlaid. Simple pre-cut
inlays are the least expensive and
have the quickest turnaround. Custom
jobs will obviously cost more and can
take longer to complete.
I dabble with instrument making some
and will also have a used instrument
from time to time. Check back often for
the latest offerings. Currently three in
progress, two F5's and an A5 style.
The same care I put into my other
projects go into everything I build.
Frequently asked questions
What other's are saying
about my products.
Lost Maples State Park in the Texas Hill
Country. Don't you just love Maple?
|Jesse Brock, KICKIN GRASS CD
Maury River Blues
Jesse uses a McClung!
Congratulations to Stephen DeVilbiss,
winner of our March McClung drawing.
Check back for future drawing.
The wife and I are retiring the end of March. We plan to travel quite
a bit the rest of this year to start out.
That means I'll be shipping remotely on the longer trips. I plan to
keep producing products for Hill Country Stringworks for quite
some time, I just won't be in the shop as much.
The last several months have been tough on me physically from all
the repetitive motion. I have relied on extra help to keep things
moving and hope to have grand kids to pick it up later on.
I love what I do, but need a break.
We'll be out of the shop 5/28 - 6/4