Bussman Guppy Bussmann Melondolin
Bill Bussmann
Proprietor of Old Wave Instruments in New Mexico, Bill is best known for his acoustic mandolins, but he makes the occasional custom novelty instrument. On the left: the Bussmann "Guppy" 8-string solidbody electric, built for one Bruce Bergethon, the general manager of WGLT-FM public radio in Bloomington, Illinois. Says Bill: "May God help me if I ever make another one." On the right: the Bussmann "U-Pick" acoustic/electric "melondolin," of which Bill has already made two, God help him.