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Welsh Crwth by Michael J King

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Welsh Crwth by Michael J King

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Made to order
  • Favourited by: 16 people
  • Gift message available
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Ready to ship in 9–10 weeks
From United Kingdom
Free shipping to United Kingdom
Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy

Description

Made to order usually 9-12 months depending on model, (carved from solid takes longer and is done ay intervals)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZGzGlhr0D4

My Student model pictured (on display at the Welsh Museum of folk music) is built in two sections from maple, With a figured maple body like a violin and plain maple head section joined. Carved from solid models also available to order, see drop down menu>

Video of Student Crwth model construction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51n6xhDrr2c

This is my Student copy of the Welsh Folk Museum Crwth:

This largest of the surviving instruments is based on the Instrument by Richard Evans of 1742 in the Welsh Folk Museum.
This example, pictured below is not carved out of a block of timber like the original but built up in baroque violin fashion, with a separate body and arm/head. My version has binding/purfling to the soundboard edge.

With both of these crwth models the fingerboards are flat and the strings are parallel with the body as on the original, Stringing can be either all plain gut in the medieval fashion or baroque stringing which uses wound wire on the thicker strings.
Silver wound Thomastic strings with a synthetic core can also be used with success on these

Gut Strung Heyward model:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvRFqDWqXNo

Fingerboard on traditional models is flat and set up with Gg cC D d tuning for bardic playing

But can be set up also with AD ADad with slight curved bridge/fingerboard tuning for medieval performances like Jean-Luc Lenoir here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC_neRtqjl0

Instruments come with handmade hardcase of Pine/Plywood Simple fixed arch bow included.

Message me if you have any questions about any of these models
Made to order usually 9-12 months depending on model, (carved from solid takes longer and is done ay intervals)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZGzGlhr0D4

My Student model pictured (on display at the Welsh Museum of folk music) is built in two sections from maple, With a figured maple body like a violin and plain maple head section joined. Carved from solid models also available to order, see drop down menu>

Video of Student Crwth model construction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51n6xhDrr2c

This is my Student copy of the Welsh Folk Museum Crwth:

This largest of the surviving instruments is based on the Instrument by Richard Evans of 1742 in the Welsh Folk Museum.
This example, pictured below is not carved out of a block of timber like the original but built up in baroque violin fashion, with a separate body and arm/head. My version has binding/purfling to the soundboard edge.

With both of these crwth models the fingerboards are flat and the strings are parallel with the body as on the original, Stringing can be either all plain gut in the medieval fashion or baroque stringing which uses wound wire on the thicker strings.
Silver wound Thomastic strings with a synthetic core can also be used with success on these

Gut Strung Heyward model:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvRFqDWqXNo

Fingerboard on traditional models is flat and set up with Gg cC D d tuning for bardic playing

But can be set up also with AD ADad with slight curved bridge/fingerboard tuning for medieval performances like Jean-Luc Lenoir here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC_neRtqjl0

Instruments come with handmade hardcase of Pine/Plywood Simple fixed arch bow included.

Message me if you have any questions about any of these models

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Seller Details

Michael King
7 Silken Court
NUNEATON, Warwickshire CV11 5NN
United Kingdom

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