Ian operates Ottawa Guitar Repair in Ottawa, Canada. He writes: "I always wanted to build a flying V electric mandolin, so I finally did it. It has a two-piece, quartersawn maple neck through the body, with some light figure and birdseye. Ash sides and a curly cherry top. A bound ebony fretboard and a Seymour Duncan Cool Rails pickup." Then he went and built a glow-in-the-dark 5-string.