Handmade Stringed Instruments for Traditional Music
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The starting point for any fine musical instrument will always be the raw materials. I use the best and most appropriate materials for your particular brief. I will talk more specifically about the particular choices of woods and their characteristics and why I use them in a moment, but listed here is the standard specification for the instruments I make.
Back and sides -
Bridge – ebony
Saddle & nut -
Machine heads -
Adjustable truss rod
My wood supplies and workshop are kept at a controlled temperature and humidity level at all times (around 45-
All instruments are finished using an Acid Catalyst two pack 20% sheen compliant spray lacquer. I don’t use grain filler or sanding sealer or any other product to fill or seal the wood as this can have a detrimental effect on the tone.
Pickups can be fitted to all instruments. I like to use the Headway HE4 active bridge saddle unit. I have been using this system for many years now and I find it to be a great unit, very reliable with superb sound.
I can also supply cases with all of my instruments.
Integral neckblock for improved tonal advantage and sustain
Ebony bridge and fully compensated bone bridge saddle for spot on intonation and projection.