This was a fun one we recently finished for Andrew Farnsworth, guitarist and mover and shaker for the band Mectapus, one of my own musical projects.

Check out the web site at for some samples of the NV violin and Oneida guitar on disc. They are also touring around the east this summer so watch for them in your town. Andrew has dubbed this thing the “Do-Jo.” It combines elements of banjo and a National style reso-phonic. It’s very phatt with a biscuit transducer and lipstick tube magnetic pickup. Shari Margrave has joined the ranks of NV players. Aside from her own group, the Crossroads String Quartet, she was also featured on Darol Anger’s Four Generations of Jazz Violin project. Check out her many and varied projects. Welcome to the club Sheri, we are happy to have a player of your caliber with us We have also added two dealers for our violins. You can now see and play our NV at Ifshin Violins in Berkeley, Ca. (510) 843-5466, ask for Steve May and at Reunning and Son in Boston, Ma. (617) 262-1300, ask for Chris Reunning. These are both great shops with knowledgeable people, we are pleased to have them represent us.