This is an ongoing project; an archive of the many instruments that I have built over the years.
If you have a photo, video clip or sound recording of your “Nava” and would like to have it included here, please let me know.
Thanks for looking and be sure to come back- there’s bound to be something else to see!
Thursday, 25 October 2018
2018 saw the introduction of Archtop (or carved top) mandolins to my range. My archtops are not intended to be replicas of classic American instruments. The objective is to build a mandolin that is true to my aesthetic values and constructional techniques, based on decades of designing and making, whilst offering an instrument that has different tonal qualities to my popular and much-loved flat-tops. Each archtop mandolin is carved entirely by my hands from carefully selected, solid tonewoods- no CNC machinery or out-sourced pre-shaped plates are used.
Below is the first and you can see how it was made in a series of YouTube videos
Here is the second and again you can see how it was built in its own series of YouTube videos.