Before the Christmas I was in touch with Brian Lofthouse (LINK) a master instrument builder who now resides in Co Mayo, Ireland. The plan was to see if he might be able to make a cross between an Irish bouzouki and Gibson mango-cello- a tall order indeed. The results of this experiment have finally been unleashed upon the world, and I cannot be happier with this interesting hybrid. Take a look at the process of construction below and the final outcome.
Check out the images below to see the evolution.