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Traditional and contemporary stringed instruments

crafted in Northumberland

How to buy 

In stock

We have some instruments in stock and available for immediate purchase.

If you would like to try an instrument before purchase, it may be possible to visit our workshop in north Northumberland (visits are strictly by appointment only; please contact us for details). 


Each instrument we make is unique. If you see something you like on the website and wish to order a similar instrument, or if you're looking for something a little bit different and would like an instrument made to your specific requirements, just e-mail, use the Contact form on this website or tel. 07483 117472.

A 10% non-refundable deposit is required for all commissions.


Festivals 2017

If you'd like to try an instrument before you buy, the easiest way is often to find us at a festival.

This year we'll be having a stall at –

  • 19-25 August   Whitby Folk Week
  • 9 & 10 September   BAAFest, Bellingham, Northumberland
  • 18 & 19 November   Scots Fiddle Festival, Edinburgh

We've already been to - 

  • Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering (April)
  • Warwick Folk Festival (July)
Click here to find out where we've been in previous years.


We are happy to accept payment by cheque (although we will not start work on commissions or despatch your instrument until the cheque has cleared). We can also accept payment by bank transfer and, at festivals, by most major credit/debit cards.



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