Hand made guitars & mandolins by Gary Nava, Luthier | +44 (0)1945 587236 | info@navaguitars.co.uk



This mandolin has now been sold; my next archtop should be available for sale late spring 2019.

Price: 1360 GBP (including Hiscox case)+ shipping

“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.”

13 7/8” (352mm) Scale length with 30mm nut width

American Black Walnut back & sides

European Spruce top

Body fully bound in Ebony

Bird’s Eye Maple neck with carbon fibre stiffeners

Compound radius Ebony fretboard with wide gold EVO frets

Nava handmade tailpiece

Nickel Gotoh MA-40 tuners

JJB Soundboard Transducers with endpin jack

A light open-pore shellac satin finish

D’Addario EJ74 strings (011, 015, 026, 040), bone nut & saddle

Price: 1360 GBP (including Hiscox case) + shipping

You can see how much thought, love and care went into the making of this archtop in this series of YouTube videos

You can also see what others think in these two forum threads- Mandolin Cafe and Acoustic Soundboard.

If you would like any further information about this instrument, please e-mail: info@navaguitars.co.uk