Here is a little teaser of new tuning machines from my friend Nicolo Alessi.
As always, he's constantly refining and reworking the desings. For those of you who don't know Nicolo, he makes some of the finest machines in the world. He's been working on reducing the weight; the stems of these are of ERGAL, a very strong lightweight aluminum alloy. As always, the workmanship is exceptional, the fit and form flawless, and all of his machines bring a big smile to my face whenever I use them.
If you search the back issues of Mandolin Magazine, you can see some more extensive reviews of his machines that I did last year. Simply put, as a builder and writer, I regularly have many different brands and styles that folks send me for review and use, but when you pick up my personal mandolin, you'll see a set of Alessi machines there by choice and for a good reason....