Testimonials

Scott Bullerwell, San Francisco, California, USA - Vihuela de mano / Viola da mano

"Jo was able to craft a beautiful viola da mano for me based on an early Renaissance painting! It it a lovely instrument with a clear, sweet voice, and plays like a dream. Don't hesitate to commission an instrument from this very talented builder."

Scott Bullerwell, San Francisco, California, USA - Vihuela de mano / Viola da mano

"I'm in LOVE with it's sound and it is very hard not to become all too obsessive with it, playing it ALL the time. You made a dream come true."

Georg Bernd Fasel, Cuxhaven, Germany - Late medieval lute

Georg Bernd Fasel, Cuxhaven, Germany - Late medieval lute
Quentin Robinson, Suffolk, UK - Medieval gittern

"Jo Dusepo's skills have shone through. With the completion of the order, for a reproduction of a 15th Century (Western European) Gittern. With this beautifully crafted work of art, the public will be given a true taste of Medieval Music."

Quentin Robinson, Suffolk, UK - Medieval gittern

"I just received a Citole from Jo Dusepo. It is beautifully made and sounds well balanced. It is surprisingly loud for its size. I love it! It was well wrapped to protect it from the vagaries of transportation. Inside I found a beautifully made medieval instrument. The joinery is nicely done and the sound of it surprised me. It is balanced and loud for its size. I love the rose! I build stringed instruments myself and I can find no fault with it. It is elegantly done! Thank you, Jo!"

Marc Stockdon, Virginia, USA - Medieval citole

Marc Stockdon, Virginia, USA - Medieval citole
Jamie Garcia, Los Angeles, California, USA - Jarana Jarocha

"I have a primera jarana built by Jo Dusepo. Solidly built instrument with good performance and intonation."

Jamie Garcia, Los Angeles, California, USA - Jarana Jarocha

"I want to congratulate you on the idea of building these lutes, they are fantastic."

Paolo Cabral, Porto, Portugal - Baroque mandolin and Oud arbi

Paolo Cabral, Porto, Portugal - Baroque mandolin and Oud arbi
Nicholas Breeze Wood, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK - Early medieval lute

"I just had a new playmate arrive, a small four course medieval lute, based loosely on one in a medieval English textile, dated to around 1300. The lute was made by Jo Dusepo, I commissioned it only a few weeks ago and so Jo made it really quickly for me. It's a sweet little thing, Jo makes nice instruments, they are well made, from good quality wood, so if you want to commission something she's your girl."

Nicholas Breeze Wood, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK - Early medieval lute

"Jo Dusepo has fixed and built instruments for me and she truly is an expert. Love her work!"

Talal Karkouti, London, UK - Turkish Oud, Romanian Cobza and Guitar repair

Talal Karkouti, London, UK - Turkish Oud, Romanian Cobza and Guitar repair