Welcome to the official site of Nugget Mandolins. Here you can find information on Mike Kemnitzer and the fine mandolin family instruments that he has been meticulously crafting since the early 1970s. I have been the only organically certified Nugget representative for over thirty years. Here you can learn more about Mike’s approach to building and see a nice archive of the instruments that have passed through our hands down through the years. Many consider Kemnitzer’s instruments to be the absolute finest made anywhere. The artistry and craftsmanship have no peer, and Mike’s knowledge of tone production is legendary among makers.