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Traditional and contemporary stringed instruments

crafted in Northumberland


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A selection of the instruments we have made —

 

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Carved mandolin with pippy elm (burr) decoration.

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Carved-top bouzouki with pippy elm (burr) decoration. 

 

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‘Lindis’ viola - Celtic horse's head scroll. Inlaid fingerboard. Maple back with contrasting rosewood sides. Clear oil varnish.

 

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'Lindis' fiddle - Celtic horse's head scroll. Flamed maple back with contrasting rosewood sides. Clear oil varnish.

 

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Maple carved mandolin (A style) with French                 'Lindis' fiddle with inlaid maple fingerboard.

polished pearl inlay headstock. Relic brass                    Mid-brown oil varnish.

machine heads and tailpiece.

 

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5-Course rosewood octave mandolin (cittern) with pin tail.

 

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Rosewood carved-top mandola.

If you'd like to know more about this instrument and hear it in action, click here to watch a video.

 

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Carved maple mandolin (A5 style) with tobacco sunburst finish.

 

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Rosewood flat-top mandolin with inlaid fingerboard and soundport.

 

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Carved mandolin, top and side view

 

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Inlay, Kelso Classic guitars

        

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‘Kelso’ guitar                                          Parlour guitar (00 model)                                              

 

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Boxwood with ebony fingerboard, 5-string fiddle       Walnut mandola, side view

 

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Inlaid back, bouzouki                                                  Modern 'scroll'

 

 

 


 
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