Thursday, 23 July 2015

The chinese Erhu, 2 string Fiddle

This is taken fro my old website from 2003-4 I believe.  Just found it again and thought I would re-post it.

Old damaged cheap erhu made of elm and another light hardwood.  I replaced the broken snakes skin with vellum and made a base of yew wood.  The instrument was then refinished in semi opaque black/brown shellac and restrung.


With the new base and painted black



here is a sound clip of a cheap snakeskin erhu I have to to compare

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Friday, 3 July 2015

Stick Dulcimer made of Mango Wood, D-A-c tuning

Mango Stick Dulcimer,  custom model, 25.5" scale ionian D   =D-A-c tuned,  Ziricote fingerboard with Indian rosewood fingerboard binding  figured American Cherry wood neck, European spruce top, spalted and figured Mango back. K&K pickup internally fitted. MJK Brass tailpiece.

Plans Download to make your own here:

and 28 part Youtube Course to make your own:

Shady grove tune except in honour of the late Jean Ritchie,


Jean Ritchie:Shady Grove original

(Will do a full cover version on the Dulcimer one day)

Instruments available in stock or to order: