G. H. Reno
Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, custom guitar builder Reno made these two 5-string baritone mandolins. The instrument above, built for Dart Steed of Strange New Fish, looks a lot like a Ryder EM-35. Maple carved top on mahogany back, pau ferro fretboard with abalone inlays, Seymour Duncan humbucker, Gotoh tuners, custom bridge and tailpiece. Below, an instrument built for Justin Dolan of Freak-Speely that reminds me a bit of a Jonathan Mann. Semi-hollow alder body, pau ferro fretboard, Sperzel tuners, Seymour Duncan humbucker and L. R. Baggs pickup in a custom bridge. You can learn more at Reno's Web site.