This is an insight into my instrument making workshop. Guitars, mandolins and other fretted instruments, built to the highest standards by hand.
Remember “SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL LUTHIER”
Friday, July 27, 2012
I’ve completed Alan’s mandolin and it’s awaiting shipment to Scotland. This is
the second mandolin that Alan has had off of me and his son has one too! Three
Nava mandolins in the same family! To me that’s the greatest compliment.
are a few choice photos for you and above is a video of Alan’s plus two more
mandolins that I’m working on.
may remember photo of the grain filling stage of polishing- well here’s that
same area fully finished.
I’m Gary Nava, luthier. I make guitars, mandolins and other fretted instruments entirely by myself and by hand. I am now based in the Cambridgeshire/Norfolk Fens, after a move from Twickenham, West London. I made my first guitar when I was 14 and then went on to study instrument making at the London College of Furniture, during the 1970’s. I’ve been making them ever since!