Meet the Maker
Michael Heiden, Heiden Instruments
Michael Heiden began making instruments in the rich music environment of Vancouver, British Columbia in the 1970's.
Apart from playing fiddle, mandolin, and guitar in numerous folk, bluegrass, and swing bands, he developed a reputation as a skilled repairman concentrating on restoration and setup of quality instruments. This experience combined with a genuine desire to create fine tuned, responsive and player friendly instruments has made Heiden Stringed Instruments distinctive and collectable.
Michael's mandolins are played by John Reichman, Ry Cooder, Andrew Collins and Forrest O’Conner.