My standard range of instruments now on etsy, usually available on a relatively short 2-3 months waiting time by keeping down the options and materials, Also available accessories and supplies for these instruments,.
Plans are available for instant download in PDF format, designed to be printed out on home printers. Wide overlaps to help collate the drawings. Support provided by email. These are my best and current models of instruments.
Kantele Making, Lyre Making DVD and Stick Dulcimer Making
DVD's are available still as discs, but can also be
supplied on USB flash drive for those without DVD players.
My Oberflacht Student lyres are now
available to order direct through etsy.com,
these Maple topped lyres provide you with a versatile
toolkit to explore different tunings and
pitches. These feature the same hide
glued maple tops as my more expensive lyres but are built
up from individual pieces rather than hollowed from a
solid plank. The plans this Student
model is based on is to be found on the 2016 Lyre making
11 String Kanteles are one of my favourite Instruments. This year I am supplying a free copy of the tutor book by Arja Kastinen with each order placed. This is a fabulous, great sounding and playing Kantele made with Cherry wood frame, Cedar soundboard and hard beech pin block for reliable tuning complete with the Tuning Key mounted underneath, the culmination of my 16 years making kanteles, now added to my etsy page for quick order or with a through my website if you require a case or extra decoration like runic inscriptions.
Electric Ukuleles are one of the rarer items I make, represent the capabilities of the electric guitar in a Ukulele format. Standard models in maple, and English Ash are available to order with oil finished bodies and Nitro finished necks. See my Ukulele pages for more information on these. This year I am also making tenor and Concert acoustic models again, this time from native timbers like apple and Cherry and select sustainable exotics, these start at £400 for the 12 fret Concert model. See my Ukulele pages for more information.