Toronto's Joseph Yanuziello has quietly become a top-tier luthier. American
jazz guitarist Bill Frisell and Canadian multi-instrument virtuoso Kevin
Breit are among the musicians playing his instruments.
Here is a jaw-dropping semi-hollow electric mandola custom-built
by Yanuziello. Scale length is 18 inches. Ebony fretboard, peghead,
and bridge. South American mahogany chambered body with spruce top, custom Lindy Fralin pickup, custom chrome-plated trapeze tailpiece.
Black pickguard and control knobs. Nickel-plated Schaller tuners,
strap button. Includes custom hardshell case. It does have some player
wear, a scratch on the back of the neck, and a few small chips along the
The base price on a new Yanuziello mandola is $4,000. You're saving
30 percent on this one. It's the third one I've had, it's a
nice match to my Yanuziello mandolin, and I'll probably regret selling it,
but that's life. See
, hear a demo clip
for more information. $2,800 plus shipping.