Thursday, 29 September 2016

Anglo Saxon Lyre: Making and fitting the tailpiece

This is the first of a couple of "lyre Shop" videos showing how to fit accessories that I sell at my online shop,       This is a new tailpiece that is much easier to fit than the wire bound ones I used to supply for Nylon and Synthetic Strung lyres.  This tailpiece means you can easily replace a tailpiece even if it's threaded through like the Kravik Lyre ones.

Monday, 1 August 2016

11 String Kantele: Tuning newly fitted set of strings

Just a quick video after fitting strings and re-tuning the instrument before delivery.   This was a standard Cherry and Cedar instrument but this customer ordered a  Custom model older style of case, solid wood, dovetailed with old fashioned hook and latch hardware, leather handle,  all recycled pine material.

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Oberflacht Lyre (Student model with case) by Michael J King

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Stick Dulcimer Review No.4: The Seagull Merlin

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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

"Hometown" Cover/Tutorial on the the Stick Dulcimer/Merlin Seagull/Stru...

Cover of Bruce Springsteens "Hometown, transposed to the key of D for the Stick Dulcimer

(If you have a baritone Stick Dulcimer the same chords would play in the original key!)

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Stick Ducimer in Primavera wood by Michael J King

This is a Model 3P custom  £650 with case       Primavera plain models are £450 plain unbound,  without a case,   £525 with rectangle case,  £550 with rounded case    2016 prices

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