Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Anglo Saxon Lyre: Playing demonstration ( Standard 2016 model)

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In this video, I show my new easy to fit Lyre tailpiece,  fitted to my Standard and student Lyre models from 2016,  available from either separate or as an additional extra with the String sets I supply.  

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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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