What an incredibly rich and full, evocative tone on this Irish Bouzouki from Trinity College! Tuned to G-D-A-E with bass strings paired in octave and treble strings paired in unison.
With a wonderfully rich tone, this instrument is tuned to G-D-A-E an octave below a standard mandolin. String pairs are tuned to unison.
Includes Polyfoam mandolin case
With hard shell case
With hard shell case
This drum is beautifully crafted from repurposed wood and a perfectly tensioned goatskin head. It has a completely unique tone due to an almost combo design between Ashiko and Djembe. The stave joinery in these drums is amazingly tight and the attention to every last detail is remarkable for the price! View some more detailed photos and other drums at Gold Line Drums.
On occasion I have access to discounted instruments with minor imperfections and this is one such occasion. Perfect beyond some small pin prick sized bubbles in the finish in the bridge area this 17″ AR 810CE is a fully carved solid wood jazz archtop. Remarkeable value really, very few, if any, commercial guitar makers are creating solid wood, hand carved archtops in this price range. These instruments are truly inspiring to play if you desire an instrument to match your Jazz tendencies or aspirations!
The jumbo cutaway Martin JC-16ME Aura Acoustic-Electric Guitar features a polished gloss lacquered body, European flamed maple back and sides and a solid Sitka spruce top. The fingerboard and bridge are crafted from striped Macassar ebony. Each JC16ME guitar is equipped with the acclaimed Fishman onboard Aura sound reinforcement system.
Action is perfect on this guitar, it plays beautifully and sounds fantastic!
This guitar has the requisite patina of a vintage gibson as well having great tone. Love that classic chunky bass. Neck angle is good and the guitar is very playable with nice action. A pleasure to play and a pleasure to look at!
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.
This old tyme clawhammer signature series Bob Carlin banjo not only plays wonderfully but looks the part. Neck attachment strength and angle can be challenging with the old dowel stick system and although it looks like that’s the system on this banjo it’s not. Fake dowel stick over a modern, single co-ordinator rod, which is certainly more aesthetically pleasing to some.
These 4 string banjos were intended, as I understand it, to be versatile. At 20 frets not a true 17 or 19 fret Tenor but also not a 22 fret Plectrum.
Theory being that one could tune it to either of the short scale tunings used in Irish music, GDAE or CGDA (also for Dixieland music) as well as a std Plectrum tuning of CGBE for traditional jazz.
Std aluminum pot of the Degas banjos which seems to produce good volume.
Can’t go wrong with this all rounder in good condition.
Handmade teardrop dulcimer. A little rough in spots but is quite playable and sounds just like it should.
Higher up in the Fusion series the orchestra comes in a 12 or 14 fret version, spruce or cedar top and Indian rosewood back and sides. For a slight cost increase the pick up can be upgraded to a proprietary Cordoba pickup system called the AFS (acoustic fidelity system). The AFS 1 is a 6 piezo system and the AFS 2 adds an internal mic to the piezo system.
Excellent value for the advancing student. The bones of this instrument are solid as demonstrated by Michael Kevin Jones. The set up has been tweaked by me to play well, which includes Thomastik Superflexible strings.
Road to Paradise is written and played on the mandolin by Stanley Triggs, who was born in Nelson in 1928. He built a shack in Lardeau, BC in 1950 and still enjoys spending time there.
“Most of the tunes reflect my memories of the Lardeau Valley at the north end of the Kootenay lake in British Columbia. I first visited the valley in 1944 with a boy scout troop when I was 16… In 1946 I worked in a logging camp there.”
A few of the delightful dance tunes on this CD are:
The Lardeau Vally Waltz, The Howser Hop, Heading Up the Duncan, Kootenay Kapers
and Shack Happy.
14 Pied Pumkin favourites plucked from four 1974-80 LPS: Fear of Flying, People I Love You and You Can Change The World.
This is the first CD by the Chigamba family. The music in this recording is some of the finest mbira music of Zimbabwe. Many of the songs are Tute Chigamba’s own compositions. This vibrant performance is a wonderful display of his melodic, complex style of playing.
Range of F1 to G3.
Can’t think of an easier or more fun instrument for kids (and adults). This is the most affordable of the Suzuki melodions and has a range of F to C3. As comedian Lucas Meyers has demonstrated you can have lots of fun with this instrument when you hook it up to a foot pump to free your mouth!
This is the Yamaha YFH-731. Now discontinued it has a medium bore at .433 and is the standard for good quality flugel horns at a reasonable price. Silver plated, this instrument has barely been used and is priced well below it’s usual street price of approx $1,000. Includes a well made hardshell case. See the used brass section to view a companion Yamaha professional series Cornet.
These are handmade by a small family run violin company in China. I deal with them directly, no middleman and have been very pleased with their product. The all plywood version I sold for $900 and the hybrid version with solid spruce top, laminate back and sides for $1,200. Good bang for the buck after I’ve done a decent setup and put better quality strings on!
This mandolin is not often available as the ‘Classic Sunburst’ is made in smaller quantities and goes quickly. Very different sounding instrument than the oval hole with a decidedly better feel in terms of upper fretting access as the neck heel comes into play more at the 12th fret as opposed to the 9th fret of the oval hole 504A.