Mudcat Café message #2827041 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #126835   Message #2827041
Posted By: Will Fly
01-Feb-10 - 04:54 AM
Thread Name: Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance
Subject: RE: Show Of Hands - over the top?-Arrogance, Ignorance
My luthier friend Ian (who has made several instruments for me, with a parlour guitar to come) has just completed a commission for a baritone mandocello/cittern. This best has 5 double courses of strings tuned in 5ths but with an extra bass course. It has a massive body and a long neck. Capo'ing it on the 7th fret produces a mandolin. Ian brought it to the session last night to give it a breaking in before the final finish - it had a huge sound. I had a quick burst of the "Woodchopper's Reel" on the beast, and it was a fair old stretch for the fingers.

I'll post some pics when he's finished it, before it goes off to the customer.