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The goal of my little one-man shop is to build fine custom archtop mandolins and guitars which have the fit, finish, and attention to detail that will excite your passion for making music. 


My approach to building custom instruments is Player First -- meaning that every aspect of my new instrument builds is focused upon making each instrument so delightfully comfortable and responsive for you as a Player, that they are absolutely, "Easy to play and hard to put away."

While I love creating exciting new mandolin and guitar designs, I believe that every instrument I build must deliver amazing tone, clarity, and power across the entire neck.  My goal is for your Sorensen instrument to help you find more music than you ever thought possible.

Steve Sorensen

Steve Sorensen custom mandolin maker. Sorensen builds mandolins that are handmade in California, USA. Fine custom mandolins handmade in the USA  Sorensen mandolins are the best value quality mandolins built in America for Bluegrass mandolin, Jazz mandolin, Classical mandolin, Blues mandolin.  If you want to buy a great mandolin, like mandolins played by professional musicians to learn mandolin music, try a Sorensen mandolin.  Sorensen is a luthier specializing in high quality custom built mandolins.  Endorsing Artists are - Danny Roberts, The Grascals, Kelsi Harrigill, Flatt Lonesome, Don Rigsby, Band of Ruhks and Flashback, Darren Nicholson, Balsam Range, Clint White , Nu-Blu, Lee Roy, The Roys, Nate Burie, Chris Cerna, Liam Purcell, Craig Ferguson,

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Sorensen mandolins are handmade in the USA!