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”
Saturday, February 06, 2016
This week saw Martin’s mandolin; strung up, “in the white.”
This is the first time that I’ve
used this particular design of rosette and combined with the all the other
cocobolo details, the design of the whole instrument is coherent. Aesthetically
a limited pallet of tonewoods works really well.
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!