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September 27, 2014 | Fretboard Journal; Mowry Stringed Instruments

We've been big fans of the innovative west coast builder, Andrew Mowry since we first reviewed one of his 2-point mandolins in 2007. This summer, Fretboard Journal wrote up a marvelous pictorial interview worth your time. He's responsible for some incredibly innovative instrument design and has an international following.


From the article: "Whether he's building a traditional F-5 style mandolin or an innovative fanned-fret cittern, Andrew Mowry is known for his immaculate workmanship and the impressive tones he's able to get out of his instruments. The Fretboard Journal decided to check in on the Bend, Oregon builder to hear about some of his most recent projects and find out how this former geologist decided to start hand-crafting instruments."

Read more: Bench Press: Mowry Stringed Instruments

Posted by Ted at September 27, 2014 8:28 AM

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