A selection of instruments – some older, some more recent – all hand crafted… in our kitchen

  • Siena – taro patch ukulele 430-12, thermo-spruce/plum – 08/2020
  • Jenny B – 5-string tenor ukulele 430-12, thermo-spruce/mahogany – 06/2020
  • Jasmine – electric guitar 648-16, walnut/alder/maple – 08-2018
  • Wana’ao – taro patch ukulele 430-12, thermo-spruce/bubinga – 04/2018
  • RS-2 – electric bass 5-string 860-17, alder body/maple neck/rosewood fretboard – 01/2017
  • Daphne  – boat paddle ukulele 400-14, thermo-spruce/teak – 10/2016
  • Mele Lani – tenor ukulele 420-12, cedar/koa – 04/2016
  • Checkpoint Charlie – tenor cigar box steel string ukulele 410-14, cedar/cedro – 04/2016
  • Voyager – tenor boat paddle ukulele 410-14, spruce/maple – 08/2014
  • Pauline – tenor ukulele with cutaway 410-12 – cedar/walnut – 05/2014
  • Shaker – sopranino cigar box ukulele 170-15, cedar/cherry – 03/2014
  • Isabel – soprano ukulele 340-12, spruce/maple/alder/rosewood – original 04/2012, rebuilt 02/2014
  • Brasiliera – soprano cigar box ukulele 340-12, cedar/walnut – original 09/2013, rebuilt 09/2015
  • Skipper – boat paddle ukulele 420-15, spruce/walnut/maple – 06/2013
  • Favorita – grand concert ukulele 400-12, spruce/cherry – 02/2013
  • Cinquecento – octave bass 530-15, cedar/mahogany – 12/2012
  • Amelia – concert ukulele 370-12, spruce/mahogany – 06/2012
  • Michelle – tenor ukulele 430-12, cedar/cherry – 09/2011
  • Amarillo – pineapple ukulele, Lebanon cedar/rosewood/amarillo – 09/2010
  • Lonsdale – cigar box ukulele 300-14, mystery wood / spanish cedar / bubinga / cypress – ca. 07/2010
  • Orion – concert ukulele 375-14, cherry and walnut top/walnut back and sides/ cherry neck – 06/2010
  • RS-1 – electric bass 4-string, alder body / purple heart top / maple neck/rosewood fretboard – 01/2010
  • Brasiliana – cigar box ukulele 300-12, cedar / mahogany / santos fretboard – 12/2009

And here is an old “family photo” – from left to right: Favorita, Skipper, Brasiliera, Isabel, Shaker, Pauline and Voyager (in progress).

7 thoughts on “Instruments

  1. Old Boy

    Wenn ich in Text sehe, was du schon alles gefertigt hast, aber noch nicht veröffentlicht…
    mir läuft das Wasser im Mund zusammen.
    Ich hoffe du findest – neben deinen anderen Verpflichtungen – irgendwann die Zeit, die noch ungezeigten “Schätze” zu präsentieren. Was ich bisher an Bildern gesehen habe, läßt mich Ukulelen von höchstem handwerklichen Niveaus vermuten!

    Liebe Grüße!
    Old Boy

  2. Old Boy

    Ahhhh, danke für das Familienfoto, da hat man doch gleich eine Vorstellung, wer sich hinter dem Namen versteckt.
    Schon optisch “sehr unterschiedlich” und weit ab von Trend … das finde ich wunderbar!

  3. Erich Post author

    A word on comments:

    To start with, the subject of this blog/website is music, musical instruments, and instrument building. That’s it.
    I’ve been getting a lot of comments from people saying they like my blog and want to start their own blog and could I give them advice, suggestions, etc. The only information I can share is
    – I use WordPress, it’s good enough for my needs.
    – The design I use is Twenty Twelve.
    I have no particular interest in discussing the ins and outs of WordPress or blogging in general, so if that’s what you are here for, please go look it up somewhere else. Comments of this kind will never appear on this site, as they have to be confirmed by me and, with all due respect, that is not going to happen.

  4. Erich Post author

    Visitors may be wondering what happened to the RSS feed. I have been getting so many comments concerning the RSS feed that I decided to remove that function from the site/blog. My apologies to anyone who actually used the feed out of honest interest in the latest posts.


    When I initially commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me
    when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I recieve four emails with the exact same comment.
    There has to be a means you are able to remove me from that service?

    Thank you!

    1. Erich Post author

      Please note: The WordPress Add-in that I use for the “notify me when new comments are added” offers no configuration settings, nor access to the list of subscribers, nor any other means of controlling when, to whom, how many notifications are sent. I assume there is an “Unsubscribe” link somewhere in the E-mail.

      In any case, I have since then disabled the notification function because of hundreds of comments like the one above. They may be spam, but I don’t want any trouble and I think if you are interested you might want to visit occasionally to see if there is something new. I’m sorry I can’t (currewntly) offer a better solution.

  6. Erich Post author


    Sorry, but I have been getting dozens of useless spam comments every day and I just don’t have the time to check through them all the time. No one has expressed anything on the subject of music, musical instruments or instrument building, so…

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