acous•tic blue•print•ing: The process of refining an instrument for most
efficient operation with minimal noise, sweetest tone, and most open feel.
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Mandovoodoo is one service provided under the general umbrella of gianna, inc., a
Tennessee corporation with principal office in Friendsville. Gianna, inc. also provides a
range of instrument repair services and custom violins.
Steve Perry is the president of gianna, inc., the inventor of the mandovoodoo and
related processes (standing on the shoulders of many other workers), and the primary
craftsman involved in the work on each instrument. Steve has had careers in science
(geology), administration (with various consulting companies), and law in addition to
work on musical instruments. Steve began playing musical instruments as a child. His
work on instruments themselves began with violin restoration in the early 1990s. Work
on acoustic manipulation started in 2000 and has steadily advanced, particularly since
the 2004 publication of Deena Spears’ “Ears of the Angels” and continuing contacts
with other workers.
Our physical workshop is located in Friendsville, just SW of Knoxville, TN and very near
the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visitors can be accommodated on
appointment. Be aware the shop is tiny!
gianna, inc. – friendsville, tennessee, usa – skype stephen.perry.esq – email@example.com – 866 886 6546