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Building a 'Skiffle Orchestra'

Started this discussion. Last reply by mrjonthehat May 19, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi,As I've spent a lot of time building CBGs, canjos, whamolas and percussion instruments, an arts organisation here in Glasgow have asked me to lead the construction of a 'Skiffle Orchestra' -…Continue

SHOCK HAZARD !? Electric Canjos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pete Regan Feb 1, 2013. 6 Replies

Please forgive a very basic question...I've built a few canjos for myself now, and attached piezo  pick-ups with a standard jack sockets. No problems. Now I'm building one to sell, and I'm getting…Continue

Strumstick - Dulcimer Vs Guitar stringing question

Started this discussion. Last reply by mrjonthehat Jan 15, 2013. 6 Replies

I was inspired by pictures on the clubhouse forum, and in David Sutton's book, to build a 4 string CBG with diatonic fretting. - I'm now wondering which side of the guitar to put my lowest string?…Continue

Tags: stringing, fretting, diatonic, dulcimer


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What instruments are you building or playing?
Whamola, 3 string & 4 string tennis racquet banjos, 3 string & 4 string Cigar Box Guitars, Mandolins, Mountain dulcimer, Theremin ... and others.

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Tartan Tin Biscuit Bazouki

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

I was asked to make something here in Glasgow that "looked Scottish"!

Job done:

I guess that's about as Scottish as it gets, although the Irish have taken to the Greek bouzouki more than us Scots...

Here's a quick video of me and my Muppet friend, with some tenor, electric bouzouki:…


Hi from mrjonthehat

Posted on February 15, 2012 at 3:59pm 2 Comments

I work for a theatre company in Glasgow, Scotland, building props, sets and costumes. As a consequence, I've built a huge variety of home-made instruments. I hope to share some of them here.

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