Re: Options for new mandocellos?
Originally Posted by steve V. johnson
The scale length will be 27" and the nut will be 1/8" thinner than the traditional gibson 'cellos. The neck will be reinforced with carbon fiber to allow for a thinner neck overall. It will be the same shape as the Octaves he's building right now. I saw one of his OM for sale online and liked its sleek and modern look. The back and sides will be maple instead of the cocobolo that I think he's using on his Octaves. I liked the way that his octave mandolins were sort of a cross between the design features of a flat-top and an arch-top, with the floating bridge and elevated fingerboard.
Arches A-5, Mendel Mandocello, Garrity (Monte Copy), 1919 Gibson A-3 White Face