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!
Fantastic crossover guitars for folks who like aspects of both steel strings and classicals. Thinner neck (thickness) with slightly less width at the nut, 1 7/8″, radiused fingerboard, cutaway and pickup. Price includes gig bag. This is the entry guitar into Cordobas Fusion series.
Casey Burns has been handcrafting wooden flutes for over 30 yrs. They are beautiful in every respect and the warmth of a wooden flute is unmistakeable. This folk flute is a simple, high quality instrument that is meant to be affordable and enjoyable, it is! We carry three versions of the folk flute; std hole spacing, small hole spacing (ever so slightly smaller than std for smaller hands) and a large hole version (the actual finger hole diameter is larger) which produces more volume, better tonal balance and better ergonomics.
The tenor guitar, like many instruments, holds a particular place in the history of instruments but, like many others it has been rediscovered and for some played in new directions. I love the tension on these instruments, you can really dig your fingers into the strings. The tuning, in fifths, opens up a whole new palette and there are many finger patterns that can be transferred from other instruments to this tuning, tenor banjo being the most obvious or a mandola for another example.
Le ‘Petite Bouche’ or oval hole model of Gypsy Jazz guitar was developed after Mario Macaferri parted ways with Selmer. With a longer scale length and joined at the 14th fret this style of guitar is what Django Reinhardt used for lead playing with his 1930’s orchestra. Most noticeable about these guitars, besides their unique sound is the wider finger board, measuring 1 7/8″ at the nut. Hardshell case included.
The Cigano GJ-15 is a decent entry level Macaferri copy made by Saga Instruments. Fit and finish is nice, it does a reasonable job of producing that bright thin punchiness to play rythm backup for Django or your frineds and it comes with a hardshell case.
This is a fine sounding 3 course instrument that spans 2.5 octaves. The instrument was made locally and includes a hardshell padded case with tuning wrench, hammers, table leg and knee leg. Fantastic price for some unique musical exploration!
This is a decent quality trumpet made in Wisconsin, USA. Worth about $700 new. A few dings and some oxidation but blows fine and valves are smooth.
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.
These instruments are great fun and I like them because they seem (for me) a little easier to play with the 17″ scale length. Tuned a 5th lower than the mandolin one can still play what you know on mandolin with the same fingering, albeit in a different key. Very nice fit and finish on these instruments, comes with a gig bag.
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.
From the Tokai plant in Japan this is an all original instrument in near perfect condition.
The Cuatro is a Venezuelan instrument. Most players strum the instrument (the reason for the tap plate built seamlessly on the upper bout), and the Cuatro’s sound tends to serve as a rhythmic and harmonic base.
Popular for its simplistic design and its compact size (20.5″ or 521mm scale length), the Cuatro is a versatile instrument fit for all styles and varieties of music. Cordoba’s Cuatro is made with a solid Spruce top, mahogany back and sides and a mahogany tap plate.
Our Cuatros are tuned to D-G-B-E (standard Baritone ukulele tuning).
Teton is a new line of guitars conceived in Idaho and manufactured in China. The quality of what one gets for the price in these instruments is remarkable. This GC model comes in a solid cedar top or spruce top version. The craftsmanship has been impeccable in these intruments. All wood binding and rosette, bone nut and saddle, intonated. Very playable out of the box and decent tone. Hard to go wrong for $349.
A solid sapele top and back, this dulcimer has a 2.5 octave range tuned in 5ths.
These instruments have to be played to truly appreciate their unique and beautiful sound. Here is a link to one of my favorite Canadian musicians, Ian Tamblyn, who has composed many original songs on hammered dulcimer.
Comes with a hardboard case, tuning wrench, table leg, hammers and instruction/care manual.