That thing is really impressive. I didn’t know things like that were being made by enthusiasts.
I guess that’s for jazz or classical players. It doesn’t seem like something a folk musician would need or want because of the difficulty in makig chords. Even if you could make 5-string chords, that low C string would probably muddy up the sound when played in an ensemble.
As a fairly experienced violin player, I’ve occasionally wished I had a lower string. And I could say the same about the guitar when playing in the key of D. They make 7 (and 8) string electric guitars, but I’ve never had a serious urge to get one.
I spent a few minutes trying to find his info on the mando cafe website, but didn’t have the patience to actually find it.
I guess that mando has to have a truss rod, right?