Hand made guitars & mandolins by Gary Nava, Luthier | firstname.lastname@example.org
ARCHTOP MANDOLIN #5: now available
Price 1700 GBP including Hiscox case + shipping.
Offered for sale is this recently completed archtop mandolin.
You can see how much thought, love and care went into the archtop's making in this series of YouTube videos.
You can also see what others are saying in this Acoustic Soundboard Forum thread.
French polish finish
13 7/8" (352mm) Scale length, 30mm width @ nut (Tusq)
Figured Black Walnut back and sides fully bound in figured maple with red line detailing
Sitka Spruce top plate, tone bar bracing and bound, asymmetrical sound holes
Top plate highlighted with purflings and red line detailing
Figured Maple neck with carbon fibre stiffeners, Burr Walnut head overlay with inlaid Tahitian black pearl logo
Ebony fretboard; compound radius, wide gold Evo frets, Tahitian black pearl fret markers
Detachable Burr Walnut finger rest (laminated with carbon fibre)
Ebony bridge with removable bone saddle (can be shimmed to raise action)
Schaller GrandTune tuners; nickel with ebony buttons
Nava handmade tailpiece with endpin jack socket
Twin JJB soundboard transducers
D'Addario J74 strings (011, 015, 026, 040)
If you are wondering what my archtops sound like, you can hear a demonstration of #4.
Price 1700 GBP including Hiscox case + shipping
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about this instrument.
Thanks for looking, Gary.