Friday, 3 April 2020
I’ve always enjoyed making the odd solid bodied instrument; I like the sculptural feel that you get when shaping a large solid piece of wood. Below are two of my solid bodied e-mandos; one with an ash body (2013) and the other maple (2014). Both have blade style humbuckers and piezo transducers in the bridge. You may notice the family resemblance to my Model 2 instruments!
Custom left handed version (2016)
You can find more information about my e-mandos' design here.
Twin Humbucker + 19 Fret neck (New design 2017)
Left-handed Twin Humbucker + 19 Fret neck (2019)
E-mando Octave Mandolin
4 string E-mando Octave Mandolin
Monday, 10 February 2020
I introduced the Standard Plus in 2012. The mandolin has a higher level of ornamentation than the regular Standard and it acoustically, benefits from my handmade tailpiece.
Indian Rosewood with Wenge neck
English Walnut, European Spruce
English Walnut, Cedar, Pearl Rosette
You can see and hear Chris playing this mandolin on his YouTube Channel.
Indian Rosewood, Red Spruce
Left handed; English walnut and red spruce
Pau Ferro & Red Spruce
Quilted Maple with Black Walnut neck
(this mandolin lives in Japan)
Pau Ferro & Sitka Spruce
Macassar Ebony and few custom details!
Indian Rosewood and Redwood
Cedar with a black walnut arched (carved) back