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…
To all the wonderful folks who have graced us with their presence at Mtn Fruit over the years. We are transitioning to a home based shop at the end of this summer. We’ll be focusing on repairs and exploring yearnings to handcraft our own instruments. Can’t find the words to say how incredible it’s been to have connected with so many beautiful people in Canada’s smallest music shop and we look forward to continuing that relationship with our new direction!
PLEASE ASLO NOTE OUR CHANGE FOR SUMMER HOURS…
No longer open on Saturdays as of May 1st! Apologies for any inconvenience!
Thanks Mtn Fruit
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: email@example.com
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.
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.