Jeremy is currently on hiatus from repair work. Uncertain of if, or when a return may happen. Kevin John is currently taking on some repair work. The phone number is no longer operating. Contact for both parties is via email. There is still some instrument inventory left over…enquiries welcome. Thank You!
Reminding folks that as of August 31st the entity known as Mountain Fruit Folklore Centre will no longer be occupying their location at the Kemball Memorial Bldg. This entity was seemingly comprised of the collaborative energy of Kevin John and Jeremy Behn but it was moreso the all inclusive synergy of every musician or person who came thru our entrance and connected with us. Whether about the repair of their instrument, the purchase of an unusual consignment or to tell us they’d been married right where we were standing 30years ago! We’re going to miss connecting in this space but look forward to new venues of connection and creative collaboration. Hope to see you for a good bye before we close and perhaps you can take home a good deal to help me get rid of all this ‘stuff’! Musical ‘stuff’ though it is!
Letting folks know that we are closed today, not in celebration, but in support and allegiance of my friend and apprentice Kevin John. Whose father is a residential school survivor. Having grown up in the midst of four indian reservations I am only, just now, coming to full realization about why they exist at all. We are closed today in memory of the ‘children’ and their families who were torn apart, abused and many ‘murdered’ by the newcomers to this land. Also in recognition that abuse and oppression is ongoing against first nations peoples. I must do my part to help shape a canada that is fully participating and acting to heal, value and cherish our indigenous brothers and sisters. What that looks like exactly for me will unfold moving forward but I’m starting by saying we have some listening and compassionate work to do if we want to celebrate this place along with first nations in the future.
Hi Folks,Beginning today until the end of July all accessories are 15% off! All instruments are 10% off (consignments subject to owner approval) until the end of July! Plus we will randomly pick items for one week rotations of more aggressive mark downs (these will be more spontaneous and not online so visiting the store is how to reveal these offers). We have some interesting new Eastmans in stock and some excellent consignments, including a Fairbanks/Vega Tubaphone Banjo with Bart Reiter neck. Come visit, message, email or phone us for further info. Clearing most of our inventory by summers end is the goal which may be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! Look forward to connecting over the summer…
After testing the waters out for a couple of weeks we’ve decided its time to hit the ground running! We have had a steady stream of repairs and inquiries over the last two weeks and in order to keep up we are very happy to announce that Mountain Fruit Folklore will be returning to our regular pre-pandemic hours:
Closed for lunch 1-2.
Experienced luthiery work from restringing, to refretting, neck sets, full restoration, to bow rehairs, crack repair, violin family set-up, bridge work, and more! Including a line up of new and used stringed instruments and accessories!
Come say hi!
We are very happy to announce that Mountain Fruit Folklore Centre is re-opening!
Please only one person/household in the store at a time, as it is a small space.
Our schedule is only part-time for now. We are testing the waters at 3 days a week: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10-5. But that may change depending on how business goes week-to-week, so keep your eyes open. We are just going to move with the current on this one.
We are always open to make appointments an email is probably the fastest way to get in touch with us outside of business hours: firstname.lastname@example.org
Top – Solid Western Red Cedar
Back and Sides – Mahogany
Neck – Mahogany
Fingerboard – Rosewood *Cordoba has since changed to Pau Ferro
Bridge – Rosewood *Cordoba has since changed to a composite
Saddle – Bone
Pickup – N/A
Tuners – Cordoba Silver with Pearl Buttons
Nut – Bone
Nut Width – 2″
Scale Length – 25 1/2″
Case – Not Included
Ruben Flores R50C-48 Academy Series. Exceptionally well made for a student instrument. All solid wood construction, extra attention paid to fit, finish and hardware selections.
Top – Solid Cedar
Back and Sides – Solid Rosewood
Fingerboard – Rosewood
Bridge – Rosewood
Saddle – Bone
Pickup – N/A
Tuners – Gold and Black with Pearl Buttons
Nut – Bone
Nut Width – 45mm
Scale Length – 480mm/19″
Case Included – Fitted Hard Shell Case
Here at Mountain Fruit Folklore Centre we have a healthy obsession with the unusual and uncommon. This viola will be getting a special set of strings designed to allow it to play a full octave lower than a traditional viola. Putting it down in the cello range.
The initial fitting of the bridge to the top is complete. The fit will be finalized and the remainder of the carving including enlarging the heart and kidneys will happen once the Wittner fine-tuner tailpiece arrives.
Stay tuned in to our blog for the next set of in-process photos!
In our latest instalment of Live From The Pew, Luthier Jeremy Behn steps out from the work bench to deliver an original song.
Yonder Still is an honouring song to all of our loved ones who have gone before us.
Moderate use, cleaned and reset, valves and slides work well.
Polyfoam Case Included
Chris Cullen had the opportunity to record the Vespers and Eastern Orthodox chanting put on by Father Nellis and his parish, it was a really interesting and enlightening experience and it produced a lovely recording.
If you have any interesting ideas about local and community recordings or content please contact us and let us know.
We’ve had the pleasure of having Carl Marsh and Tom Van Deursen sit down at the pew and play a song for us recently and we are excited to continue the Pew series into the New Year with more local performances lined up.
Chris Cullen had the pleasure of recording another Christmas concert for us and it turned out really well. Amazing performers and performance and a lovely space, we would highly recommend seeing them the next time they come to town.
Mountain Fruit Folklore Centre will be closed Dec 22 – Jan 6th
Regular working hours will resume on Tuesday Jan 7th, 2020.
Happy Holidays to all, and travel safely