New WoodI plan on adding a new wood in the shop which is a beautiful addition to our offerings.....Grenadilla. It has a beautiful grain pattern and finishes up beautifully. See the sample box here:
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Monday, March 5, 2018
We are currently working on a Kingwood concertina with ebony trim. It will be complete with "cut-away" handles, also capped with ebony. The body is complete and I am applying the finish. The reedpans of this "Heritage" model (using English-style reeds) are well along in construction. As with all my instruments, it will have a seven-fold bellows finished with Goat nappa leather. The end grills will be polished stainless. It will not be too long before it will be displayed on this blog. All my instruments are hand-crafted and made to order. Many of them are unique in appearance. I can make your instrument according to request, with whichever wood / wood combination you request. These instruments are heirloom quality and can be passed down to the next generation. We also make the Professional Model concertinas which are constructed using hand-made (a mano)Italian-style reeds. Please e-mail me for price lists or other inquiries.
Friday, February 23, 2018
Here is an instrument just finished this week.....Kingwood with spalted maple trim, and matching handles. Kingwood is a species of rosewood, and has a distinct grain. I think this instrument speaks for itself. Please contact me if you would like to own a distinct, or unique concertina. All my instruments use the best hand-made reeds available, and have a very quick action.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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Merry Christmas Frank!
I have now been enthralled with my concertina for one month. I saw the blog post you posted with photo of this gorgeous instrument which I am so happy to have, you must be a little proud every time you finish a concertina. It is outstanding and exceeds my wildest dreams, I play it every day and have signed up and bought online instruction from OAIM (Online Academy of Irish Music). Thank you so much for making concertinas of this high quality, I am learning through my lessons what you have done, the buttons are quiet and smooth, the tone is beautiful (even my 2 cats do not object as they do with the bass accordion) it is my dream instrument.
Have a joyous and bountiful holiday!"Karen"
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
The LatestThis is a concertina that was made recently with kingwood. As you can see, it is a beautiful wood with a striking grain pattern. This one has matching handles. I have a small supply...enough to make a few more instruments. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.