Boise, ID

Campanella Mandolins

We are the exclusive retailer of Joseph Campanella Cleary's wonderful mandolins. The ID-based luthier has left an indelible mark on the mando-sphere with his instantly recognizable violin-style construction (and that's to say nothing of the beautiful, warm tone associated with his instruments). We only get a few Campanella instruments each year, so check back often or contact us if there's nothing in stock!

Meet The Models




"I draw inspiration from the classical Italian violin making tradition, my training, and personal exploration and study of modern lutherie. I build instruments which are powerfully voiced, yet transparent to the will and skill of the player."

Meet Joeseph Campanella


"Since 1996, I have put my heart into the art of lutherie, developing sophisticated skills and knowledge which are essential to making high performance musical tools."

Focused on Sound

"My ultimate goal is to inspire musicians to new heights through sound and playability.  A mandolin may last hundreds of years, and so I build for the music of the past, present and especially of the future."

Tradition & Technology

"Independent study, research and collaborative projects are key to understanding the violins and mandolins of the past.  Workshops techniques are honed and new skills applied, and new technologies offer insight into sound and craft.  I treasure the global network of luthiers, especially those mentors who have influenced my training and current work."