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Here you'll find more pics and info on some of the instruments I make plus lots of detailed photos on the actual construction of some of them.
Also YouTube videos of some really unique
(and really Strange!) musical instruments from around the world.

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Upcoming Events



Rock Bend Folk Festival

Sat. & Sun.
Sept 12 & 13,
2015 

Rock Bend
Folk Festival
St.
Peter, Minnesota
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Welcome to TeeJays Home Page and Web Site.
I make stringed Musical Instruments
and conduct field surveys for

Reptiles and Amphibians

(Click on the Frog to get to the
Biological Survey)

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Updated:
Saturday - June 4 - 2016

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Hello from the banks of the
Watonwan River at Madelia, Minn. 

(The "Pride of the Prairie")        
 
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A note about calling here
and leaving a phone message:
It usually doesn't work! 
Sorry... but using a cell phone with a bad connection
makes it impossible to hear
your return number.
Please use my E-mail address instead.
Thanks.

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Items currently available:

  Scroll down to see what I've got, then click on the
appropriate link above for more pics and info.
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I have nearly completed a
10 -String 'Hardanger' Fiddle.
It will be on display (and available?) at the Nisswa Staaman Scandinavian Festival in Nisswa, Minnesota. (Saturday, June 11)


(Currently working on a carved peg-head.
Will post updated photos as soon as it's done)



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Octave Mandolin (# 83) is done
and is now available.





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Octave Mandolin
(# 82)

 is now on display and for sale at
Scheitel's Music in Mankato.



Photos are up in the Mandolins section.
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  I now have video/sound samples.
Please keep in mind:
I spend a lot more time building than playing.
(More coming soon)



More videos in the Mandolins section.





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1920's Weymann Keystone State
round-back Neapolitan
(Tater-Bug)
Mandolin for sale.



$300
(case included)
More photos and details in the
Mandolins section.
Now on display and for sale at
Scheitel's Music in Mankato, Minn.
(507-387-3881)

http://www.scheitelsmusic.com/
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Nyckelharpa's # 5 an # 6 have been
re-built and up-graded.
The latest pics, info and details are now up
in the Violins and Fiddles section



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That's what's currently available.
Check out my Facebook page for
photos of the construction of # 78.








 
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Great Big Giant
10-String F-4 Mando Cello.
The photos of the construction process
are up on my Facebook page too.



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  10-String A-Style Mandolas have been available in the past.
I might be building more in the future
but it will be a while.

 

(In the Mandolins section)

 
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This is a direct link to all my videos on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/user/TeeJay5085
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OK...That's it for now.
   Keep checking in.      

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Catalog

  A4 Mandolins 

  F4 Mandolins 

  F5 Mandolins 

  F5 Bluegrass Mandolin 

  Octave A4 Mandolin 

   

  Octave F4 Mandolins 

  Come back for more...



I started making musical instruments in the late 1970ís.

My first attempt was a 5-String Banjo made out of a pine board I found in the garage...
                                       Read More...                                               

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Check out the other
Nyckelharpas I've made.


 

Actually its a "FiddleHarpa".
A Nyckelharpa built to the size and tunings of a Violin.
(Look in the Violins and Fiddles section above)

 

 

E-mail TeeJay@cccinternet.net
Sorry...Had to delete the phone number.
I usually run and hide whenever I hear the phone ring anyway. 9 times out of 10 its not for me and I'm really bad about getting back to you if you leave a message. You'll have a much better chance if you use E-mail. Thanks!
 
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