Jonathan’s 10 string mandocello has now been completed and
he came up at the weekend to collect it. After the mandocello’s long gestation period
and the to-ing and fro-ing of so many emails, it was good to meet Jonathan in
person again (I built him a guitar 5 years ago). As I’ve said before, it’s
always a great compliment to be commissioned for a second instrument.
Anyway, below are a number of photos of the completed
instrument. I’ve include a photo of the ‘cello with me, just to get an idea of scale! And before you ask where the video is, I felt that I was unable to do
the ‘cello justice, but Jonathan has promised one, once he has got to grips
with it; as you’ll see, it’s a magnificent beast!
Labels: 10-string mandocello, Gary Nava. luthier