• NewMAD mandolins

    We posted in August of '06 about the announcement that Rigel Mandolin was going out of business, and again in September '06 when former Rigel co-owner Peter Mix announced that he and Will Kimble would be collaborating on a new

  • Whatever happened to Rigel mandolins?

    We shared the news last month about Rigel mandolins going out of business - sad news for devotees of their unorthodox mandolin designs. Now comes news (reported by Mandolin Caf?©), that former Rigel co-owner Peter Mix is collaborating with Will

  • Rigel Mandolins closes up shop

    Mandolin Cafe is reporting that Rigel Mandolins has ceased production and is going out of business. Rigel was noted for unorthodox design and construction techniques, and their instruments were championed by a number of mando-enthusiasts who embraced the sometimes radical