RaysRootworks

Playable art, handcrafted musical instruments.

Peterborough, Canada · 180 Sales

RaysRootworks

Playable art, handcrafted musical instruments.

Peterborough, Canada 180 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(60)

Announcement   Welcome! For audio samples , videos and more pictures of my instruments please visit my website. raysrootworks.com

All instruments are made right here in my little workshop with lots of love and care for each instrument I make. Feel free to explore and ask question's.
It is important to find an instrument that will inspire your creative flow. It can take a few months to finish building, so if there is any specific date you need it, please let me know in advance.
Thank you!
Ray Vincent

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 6, 2018

Welcome! For audio samples , videos and more pictures of my instruments please visit my website. raysrootworks.com

All instruments are made right here in my little workshop with lots of love and care for each instrument I make. Feel free to explore and ask question's.
It is important to find an instrument that will inspire your creative flow. It can take a few months to finish building, so if there is any specific date you need it, please let me know in advance.
Thank you!
Ray Vincent

Ray Vincent

Contact shop owner

Ray Vincent

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(60)
MelissaC

MelissaC on Mar 10, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This turned out to be the Most AMAZING gift, he was beyond speechless! Not only a beautiful instrument, but an unbelievable piece of art! Thank You So Much!

Madhavi Sakuru

Madhavi Sakuru on Nov 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I got this beautiful instrument as an early Christmas present for my husband and couldn't wait to give it to him right away. He is absolutely thrilled and loves experimenting with it. Needless to say, I try my hand at it too. The mesmerising music from this instrument is such a lovely addition to our home. Thank you, Ray for your beautiful handiwork.

shrimpalchemist

shrimpalchemist on Sep 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful case for an amazing ukulele! This shop is wonderful and they communicate well! I highly recommend!

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About

It's a musical thing.

Welcome to Ray's Rootworks.
All instruments are made right here in my little workshop. In Peterborough Ontario Canada. I have always loved making music, tinkering with things and truly believe in sound therapy. Music is the universal language.
Each one of these instruments are like a painting with nature exploding out of them. Depending on the woods I have chosen and the flow of things will determine the final look and SOUND of the instrument . The tone, sustain and volume are important aspects of the planning of putting the instrument together. I want the buyer to instantly feel this connection to the instrument through the creativity I have put there so when they play they feel alive with all the tones of the instrument. Because I use reclaimed woods and leftovers for eco purposes it's impossible to make each one exact. That being said if there is something in particular you want, just ask. I may need to charge extra.
Making music for healing purpose is also something I aspire to. The power of sound and connection is for me one of the most soul enriching things one can do. Through this magical journey I have always been on, I have had the honor to work with some amazing musician and share my own music.
Feel free to explore and ask question's. I have started a blog that Su Halle and I will be sharing our stories, pics and video of our musical journey together. As well as sharing other musicians music and thoughts.
Please also join our mailing list. I have lots of new ideas coming up and would love to share them. itsamusicalthing.com
Thank you!
Ray Vincent

Shop members

  • Ray Vincent

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Musician

    Combining my passion for music and love for building and designing. I have started making instruments with unique sounds and design. I also believe in the healing power of sound.

  • Su Halle

    Assistant, Creator, Designer

    My Wife Su Halle has been a great support from the beginning. So many details and ideas have been passed through her. Su makes amazing clothing and has always been amazing artist. She now makes gig bags for Rays Rootworks. and also burning images.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 23, 2016
Welcome to Ray's Rootworks. All instruments are made for each order. My instruments have evolved over time and will continue too. A lot of the pictures are of past instruments to give you an idea of what I do, but I prefer to have the freedom of creating something special for you. I have found what woods work best for sound on certain instruments and also work with the woods I have available. This keeps the cost down and makes it less like an assembly line. I am happy to talk to you about custom woods, or other variations that you may want. (Left handed). If you are thinking about one of my instruments as a gift, I do some personal touches as well.
Like there name, a short message (wood burning) a simple image. Just ask!
These instruments are my own ideas taken from standard instruments. When I have taken them to festivals where people get to try them, they are surprised out how fun and easy they are. The Root being probably the most challenging. A musical instrument is an artist's way for them to express themselves in a there own special way, I hope I get a chance to create something for you.
Please contact me for completion times and estimates. I work best with no rush and am happy to put a little something extra into the instrument to those who honour that.
Thank you
Ray Vincent

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
No refunds on custom orders. Please contact me with any questions. A solution will be worked out. I want you to be happy.
Payment
Full payment must be received before shipped out
Down payment is required before starting. Contact shop owner for more info.
Shipping
I want your item to get to you safe, so you can enjoy it. I have been shipping them now for awhile and take the most care to make sure they get to you safe. On the higher items I put insurance on the shipping and tracking.
All customs cost must be covered by buyer. Including any taxes and duties.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me before placing your order if you wish to do a custom order. Some things if simple are no extra charge.