Richard Echevarria
Formerly based in Tucson, Arizona, and now in Houston, Texas, Richard has repaired and/or built instruments for a customer base that reads like a Who's Who of alternative rock. Above are his electric octave (left) and standard (right) mandolins, the latter of which was built for REM's Peter Buck. Below is one of Richard's electric mandocellos. Check out the Echevarria Web site.