A musician/recording engineer/luthier from Placerville, California, the late Matt Shumac built this solidbody 8-string in 1958. He used it, along with many other instruments, to record Western-themed albums in his own studio. Heavily influenced by Les Paul, Matt multitracked all the instruments on his records.
Matt carved this entire mandolin from a single piece of wood. MOP inlays, ivory nut, aluminum bridge and tailpiece.