Mandocello For Paul Nowinski and Louis Resto

We built this mandocello for Paul Nowinski and Louis Resto,? ? a couple of fine and versatile world class musicians. It was based on Paul's Gibson K-2 that we had restored earlier this year. We lengthened the scale a bit and used our own tone bar setup to give it more definition in the low [...]

2015-08-19T14:05:03+00:00 January 8th, 2009|0 Comments

12-String Oneida Guitar for Andrew Farnsworth

We just finished this one for Andrew Farnsworth. When not playing this guitar he can be persuaded to lead birding expeditions in various and exotic corners of the world for Victor Emanuel Nature Tours. He is also the fearless leader and prime mover of the band Mectapus

2015-08-19T14:06:07+00:00 November 19th, 2008|0 Comments

Florentine Mandolin for George Gleason

Here is what he had to say after we delivered: Eric, CONGRATULATIONS, the mandolin is PERFECT! You nailed the tone I was looking for, after about six hours of playing last night all I wanted to do was play six more!! The ability to speak through my music has taken a GIANT step forward as [...]

2015-08-19T14:00:04+00:00 August 23rd, 2008|0 Comments

6-string Violin for Daniel Bernard Roumain

Here is a recently completed 6 string violin . This is the second of these built to Carleen Hutchings drawing for the mezzo violin with a few changes to accommodate the 6 strings. Constructed for Daniel Bernard Roumain, the instrument has an African Princess peghead carving and includes our new redesigned Aceto/Violect pickup system. Check [...]

2015-08-18T14:01:55+00:00 July 14th, 2008|0 Comments

6-string Mezzo Violin for Ljova Zhurbin

Our first 6 string Mezzo violin was recently completed and is now in the capable hands of the wonderful Ljova Zhurbin who is fast becoming at home with it and already making recordings exploring the huge range of the instrument (E,A,D,G,C,F). Check out his baby naming journal at This instrument is the next generation [...]

2015-08-18T13:49:11+00:00 January 24th, 2008|0 Comments

10 string Octave Mandolin Completed For Stuart Allen

For Stuart Allen Jordan and I have also just completed work on this custom 10 string Octave Mandolin for Stuart Allen, a musician from our own hometown of Ithaca. Red Spruce top and Stevensoni Rosewood back and sides. The thing roars. It is nice to have one of our babies here on the local scene [...]

2015-08-18T13:38:43+00:00 January 24th, 2007|0 Comments
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