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GarY Nava
Dec-31-2015, 11:44am
Hi Guys,
Happy New Year to you all. I've just completed this Pau Ferro mandolin.
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The mandolin was half of a double commission, so here it is with its sibling
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Cheers Gary

Chughes423
Dec-31-2015, 12:01pm
Beautiful!

billhay4
Dec-31-2015, 12:04pm
Nice, Gary.
Bill

Dave Hanson
Jan-01-2016, 3:59am
Sweet looking instruments Gary.

Dave H

Ivan Kelsall
Jan-01-2016, 5:57am
Garry,those are SO nice !!. The wood that you've used for the back of the guitar is simply glorious. Another triumph,
Ivan;)

GarY Nava
Jan-01-2016, 11:05am
Garry,those are SO nice !!. The wood that you've used for the back of the guitar is simply glorious. Another triumph,
Ivan;)

Thanks Ivan, the guitar's back and sides are from English walnut; I find cedar and walnut to be a great combination on small guitars.
Cheers Gary

Charles E.
Jan-01-2016, 12:24pm
Simply beautiful! I noticed that the four string guitar has classical strings and tuners, is it a tenor guitar or a baritone ukulele?

Tavy
Jan-01-2016, 12:28pm
Lovely stuff!

Grommet
Jan-01-2016, 6:24pm
A stunning pair indeed Gary. What is the scale length on the Tenor!

Scott

Ivan Kelsall
Jan-02-2016, 4:29am
''Walnut'' - No wonder i liked it so much. Walnut in it's varying guises is my all time favourite wood,especially the Burr variety,
Ivan

GarY Nava
Jan-02-2016, 11:59am
Simply beautiful! I noticed that the four string guitar has classical strings and tuners, is it a tenor guitar or a baritone ukulele?

Hi Charley and Scott,
Baritone uke or tenor guitar eh? Neither!
The client wanted a short scale, 4 string classical guitar (DGBE) to suit his style of composing, so this is what we came up with. The body is based on a 19th century parlour guitar, but with the addition (or should that be subtraction) of a cutaway. The scale is 625mm using; LaBella make classical strings for that scale with a wound 3rd string.
The client has promised to record some of his compositions, so hopefully in a couple of months Iíll be able to share them with you.
Cheers Gary

Charles E.
Jan-02-2016, 1:11pm
Nice Gary, I am looking forward to hearing it. I will venture to speculate that the tone is a bit warmer then a steel string and the strings feel really nice on the fingertips.

Shelagh Moore
Jan-03-2016, 5:28am
Beautiful work as always Gary.