Wednesday, August 23, 2006

New "Gourdolin" by Steve Catania

It's been busy, busy and I haven't had much time to post. We have gotten in new "stuff" and I wanted to let you know about the Gourdolin from Steve Catania. In the photo, it's the one behind the drum. It is a fun, folk style mandolin with a unique hardshell gourd body. Gourds have been used as resonators for musical instruments in many cultures since ancient times. They are exceptionally strong and lightweight which has made them an excellent, natural choice for centuries. Gourdolins are as fascinating to look at as they are pleasing to hear.