A “Strumstick” or as the builder of this one called his a “Strumjo”, is an adaptation of the Appalachian lap dulcimer. It is a simple yet charming instrument with only three strings (tuned GDG) and fewer frets than our friends the guitar and ukulele. What this does is take away the possibility of playing a wrong note. You’ve only got notes that are in the scale. Whew! The downside of this, and of course there’s a downside, is that the instrument is restricted to playing almost exclusively in the key of G major. Although by creatively avoiding certain notes and highlighting others you could pull off D and C major.
It is an excellent starting point for children or people with no musical background who want to bring a little music into their lives. Also it’s light, compact design make it an excellent choice for the musician-on-the-go not wanting to take their Vintage Guild or Martin camping or hitchhiking. And the extremely adventurous can explore retuning the high string to access all sorts of different scales. for example dropping the high string one whole step allows for playing in minor keys.
Another stunning Morgan guitar on consignment! This guitar was hand-built in Vancouver BC. Superb attention to detail has been put into every aspect of this fine instrument. It has a solid sitka spruce top and South American mahogany back and sides. A fitted hardshell case is included.
Handmade in Vancouver BC and signed by the maker, this guitar has a solid Sitka Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides. Impeccable craftsmanship has most certainly been put into every detail. It plays easily, with beautiful tone and intonation up the whole neck. Fitted-hard shell case included.
Traditional Japanese Bamboo flute in the key of D
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A very nice example of a recorder, all wood, tuned to the key of G
The Overture is a three octave hammer dulcimer with a soundboard and back made from Finland Birch. The model we have in stock is finished with a black lacqeur
This package includes: Hammers, Tuning Wrench, Table Leg, Instruction Manual, Padded Bag and Note guide strips.
(Natural Finish pictured)
This used Japanese-made Saturn came to us in pretty rough shape, but it has been given a new life as a slide guitar. Case not included.
Making flutes and piccolos since 1931 the Armstrong brand has been a standard brand for over 75 years. One of the most used brands for school band programs and the first flute of many a beginner, the family legacy of the Armstrong family lives on. Flute Specialists proudly promotes their flutes for those seeking a sturdy and reliable instrument that is affordably priced. This flute was made in Elkhart, Indiana and is in good condition.
This 21 chord autoharp is pre 78′ which means it was made in the USA! The zither pins are all working and it’s good shape.
Entry level instrument in good condition. Functional but could use some new strings.
Decent conversion done by Allegro strings in Bellingham, Wa. This conversion produces a reasonbaly convincing lower end viola, with the appropriate string gauges, from a violin. This was a decent entry level instrument, good condition, no bow. Not an easy find in these parts if your little one is attracted to viola!
Reasonable entry level outfit with fibreglass bow. Decent condition, could use a new bridge but completely playable, good sound for the price. Daddario Helicore strings.
OK condition violin with case, no bow. Sounds half decent for an economy model this size. Prelude strings.
Simple well made Italian accordion. Frontalinis, per say, haven’t been made for many years and, like many other accordion makes, were absorbed into several other well known accordion companies in the Castelfidardo area of Italy, known as the international capital of accordion makers. It is playing decently but could use some new leathers for the bass notes. Good condition, no mold, case included.
This is a Japanese Suzuki version of Italys abundant Neopolitan mandolin. Very good condition, very playable and decent tone.
great affordable beginner instrument
This is a used package consisting of:
• 2 1/2 octave dulcimer-Finland birch laminated top and back
• Black chipboard case
• Tuning wrench
• Owners guidebook
• 5″ Table leg
Absent from the original package is the 28″ sitting leg but I do have some in stock. Very good condition, this instrument package costs over $500 new!
Possibly a Hawk or Falcon from the Matsumoku factory. High output MMK pickups. This is a fun guitar with split coils on each humbucker giving some nice tonal options and great playability.