Clark JM Jazz Mandolin
Search
Tips & Tricks Mel Bay Mandolin Sessions
Spotlight

Enjoy the resourses on this website? Help us offset our server expenses with a modest one-time donation.

JM_Ad_GiJM.jpg

JM_Ad_JLSmith.jpg

JM_Ad_Clark2.jpg

Manndolins.jpg

JM_Ad_Sorensen.jpg

JM_Ad_Giroaurd.jpg

JM_Ad_MandolinCafe.jpg

Sage Wisdom

"Good improvisation communicates harmonic progression melodically. Effective melodies manipulate harmonic content through the use of guide tones and preparatory gravity notes, masterfully woven in systematic tension, release, and transparent harmonic definition."



« Dunlop "Primetone" series pick | Main | All Four One; The Joe Craven Trio »

February 19, 2014 | Update: Jonathan McClanahan

McClanahan_A-body.jpg
McClanahan Lineage A-body mandolin

We ran across the Tennessee builder seven years ago and we wanted you to be aware the website of Jonathan McClanahan has seen some significant updates and once you get around the infernal obligatory home page sound clip, you can be treated with pictures of his gorgeous craft. His biography is an interesting one, having built for Gibson mandolins and achieved global following on his own since.

Take some time to explore his instruments and his story.

Video link: Jonathan McClanahan hand carves an F-5 scroll

More videos: McClanahan Video Page



JMcClanahan.jpg
"I literally put my heart and soul into each mandolin I build and in this disposable world of plastic and computers it's nice to know that some things are still held sacred. From the graduation of the top and back, to the carving of the scroll, shaping the neck and engraving, it's all done with my hands. One thing that also sets me apart is that I'm an accomplished mandolinist of over 30 years (that's me on the sound bite). I grew up playing the festival circuit from West Virginia to Florida and as far West as Iowa. I play all different styles on the mandolin from Bluegrass, Dawg, Jazz to Classical and I know what a player wants in their instrument. I began my career as a luthier by doing my own repairs and restorations."
Jonathan McClanahan

Posted by Ted at February 19, 2014 5:02 AM


Bookmark and Share


QuickNav:   Home | Book | Webtracks | Tips | Store | Contact
Feeds: Tips & Tricks | What's New
© 2005-2015 JazzMando.com. All rights reserved.


Disclaimer: In the 'Information Age' of the 21st Century, any fool with a computer, a modem, and an idea can become a self-professed 'expert." This site does not come equipped with 'discernment.'



Site designed and hosted by No Hassle Design, Development, & Hosting

Tips & Tricks - Listen & LearnMel Bay Mandolin Sessions Articles- check it out!