Hand made guitars & mandolins by Gary Nava, Luthier | info@navaguitars.co.uk



I'm Gary Nava a luthier working entirely on my own, making handmade mandolins and guitars of the highest quality. I originally learnt my skills during the late 1970s at the renowned London College of Furniture and have been honing them ever since!

I build guitars, mandolins and other custom fretted instruments that are lightly constructed and extremely responsive. Each is made entirely by hand and can take hundreds of hours to construct. Fine woods are used throughout, carefully chosen for their tonal and aesthetic qualities. However, in these days of austerity, it is also my mission to keep my instruments affordable, so that they are not just accessible to the elite few.

Working closely with you, during every stage of construction, should ensure that you'll receive the instrument of your dreams.

If you would like to know more about me, my construction methods or my instruments follow any of the links below.

A Luthier's Blog

Nava Guitars & Mandolins YouTube Channel

Nava Instrument Archive

Press Page

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

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