This is an insight into my instrument making workshop. Guitars, mandolins and other fretted instruments, built to the highest standards by hand.
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Sunday, October 18, 2015
I know that quite a few of you have been wondering what Jonathan's 10-string mandocello sounded like. Well, with many thanks to Jonathan, here he
is with ‘cello. The video was recorded on an iPad and the tune is "Hare's
Maggot" (trad.) from Playford's English Dancing Master of 1651. The 'cello seems ideally suited to the tune and Jonathan's playing.
You’ll also note that there is one of the pin-point capos at
the second fret on the bottom course, giving an open D.
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!