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Announcements for the New Year

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

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Mountain Fruit Folklore Centre is now open regular shop hours. Tuesday-Saturday 10-5

The first important announcement is that our phone number has changed! You can reach us at 1-250-544-1598, or Toll-Free at 1-877-220-0329. We do apologize for this inconvenience we are hoping to be back to our original local phone number as soon as possible.

And second, We would like to publicly acknowledge and celebrate apprentice Kevin John, his progress and contributions to the Mountain Fruit vision. Kevin has been with us for 2 years now, working in the shop on customer’s instruments, restorations, and working and maintaining the storefront. He recently finished a period under a grant from the Kyuquot-Checleset First Nations Band (many, many thanks to them!). Kyuquot-Checleset assisted Kevin for six months in funding his training in the art of lutherie under mentor and shop owner Jeremy Behn. We look forward to many more months working together. This New Year will see us taking new steps forward as we are in the midst of building an electric guitar each right from scratch.


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A Sample of Fine Consignment Instruments

Left to Right:

  • Morgan Dreadnaught Cutaway with case, Solid Sitka Spruce top, Brazilian Rosewood back/sides, hand built in Vancouver, British Columbia. $3500
  • “Almost-Vintage” 1983 Washburn with case, either a Hawk or Falcon model. Push/Pull knobs change high output MMK Humbuckers into Single-Coil. $699
  • 1890 Oswald Schaller 4/4 Violin with case, Frankfurt Germany. $1500
  • Yamaha Classical with case, CGX171CCA, internal microphone and pickup. $599

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Small Glories – Wondrous Traveler

The Small Glories is a prime example of incredible synergy! JD Edwards and Cara Luft contrast and compliment each other beautifully. Their first full length album, Wondrous Traveler, brimming with top-notch musicianship, tight vocal harmonies and tasteful arrangements, is not to be missed. The songwriting stirs something ancient in the soul and echoes of the North American folk tradition. Every song on the album strikes home; bold, gutsy, honest, and unabashedly human. This duo command the ability to whirl you into the throws of wild dervish one moment, and then knock you (gently) to the ground with a tender, heart-rending ballad the next.
Guided by the over-riding spirit of fun and lust for life, here are true masters of the craft!

Visit them at http://www.thesmallglories.com/

You can buy Wondrous Traveler, as well as their self-titled EP, in store at Mountain Fruit Folklore.


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External Stereo Mic for iPhone

To break through today’s competitive music scene you’ve got to have a video that looks and sounds great. Tailored to recording performances for Youtube, the iTrack Pocket is a handy little device that serves as an external stereo microphone and camera stand for an iPhone. It is tailored towards recording musical performances and comes with a free app that allows some minimal effects and mastering, and will upload straight to Youtube. It also includes an individual input to plug in your guitar or another instrument. You simply plug your phone into the iTrack Pocket, place your phone on the stand and hit record.


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I Like to Wrap!

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

oldthumbwrapThis old thumwrap is done, obviously!

reoldersilverSilver wire after anchoring the end in a matching hole and resoldering.

newwrapCutting some new kangaroo leather with a straight razor. Measurements and tapers must be exact for a clean look.

clampingwrapAnd here’s how we clamp this tricky glue job for thumb wraps.

finishedwrapThat’s a wrap!