Nash the Slash
Named after a character in a Laurel & Hardy short, Toronto-based Nash has composed, recorded, and performed on electric violin and mandolin for 30 years. He recorded with Canadian progressive rockers FM, but has spent most of his career as a solo artist (always wrapped in gauze). Nash owns four electric mandolins, including the "death's-head" instrument pictured here; all were built by one Vladimir Bosnar. Here's a detailed discussion by Nash about his instruments, including photos.

Cartoon: Matt Howarth