Thursday, April 11, 2019

Spalted Maple

This is a recently completed instrument. The customer requested that I make it out of spalted maple. I added  trim of padauk to add  definition. This is a really unique instrument.....probably one of a kind anywhere, made by any maker. I believe that not only should your concertina sound and play well, but that it should also look good. A few years ago, we recovered a stolen concertina which was being advertised for sale on the internet because it was unique and easily identified.

I have also used spalted maple on the concertina pictured below. This is kingwood with spalted maple trim.....on the body as well as the handles.