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Handmade Stringed Instruments for Traditional Music

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You may have noticed that my instruments are not fussy. Well, that’s how I like them! Simplicity and clean lines are my signature. For me, the most important aspect is functionality and performance. The instrument you buy is after all the tool of your trade, and consequently the design has to work if it is to be able to perform at the highest level. Every element of the instrument has been thoroughly tested and evaluated, and is the result of a process of continual development without compromise.

Each instrument is built around a format developed over a period of more than 20 years, and is designed to produce true tonal clarity and definition, combining projection and character with richness, depth and sustain.

All of my bouzouki family instruments incorporate an integral block, so there is no joint at the junction of the neck to the body. This method of construction has distinct tonal advantages over the more conventional method of using a dovetail or other mechanical joint which can dampen the transfer of vibrations. Another advantage is greatly increased sustain.

The method of construction is integral to the final result, and the jig system I have developed is designed to produce strength, accuracy and stability.

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