Instrument We Make
All our instruments are crafted from top quality musical tone woods. We are known for the decorative beauty of our works but we never forget that the most important aspect of a musical instrument is it's sound. We spend hours choosing the correct woods and then working with these woods to bring out their finest possible tone.
All our banjos are equipped with the Whyte Laydie tone ring. We feel that this ring produces the best warm old time sound while still giving the banjo a lot of volume. This tone ring cost more than others but we think you'll agree the amazing sound is worth it. We use three ply maple rims and curly maple necks on our banjos. The fingerboards are ebony as are the peg head veneers and heel caps. Inlays on the fingerboard and peg head are done in mother of pearl and abalone.
We exclusively use solid Sitka spruce and solid walnut tone woods in the crafting of our dulcimers. Walnut has the hardness and density necessary to project the sound while Sitka spruce is a strong, highly responsive wood used in many quality instrument tops for its fine tonal characteristics.
We also make what have been called the greatest musical spoons on the market. Our spoons are hand carved from one piece of musical tone wood. We offer them in mahogany and walnut. We also offer stainless steel musical spoons with a handle comprised of strips of walnut, mahogany and cherry.
Another wonderful rhythm instrument we offer is the musical washboard. Our washboards are made with a stainless steel rub area just like you find in quality Cajun rub boards. We add a bell and a can for percussive variation.