Cricket Fiddle Instrument Co.
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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.
Was sold but returned with a trade-in. Might be available again some time soon.
Rock Bend Folk Festival
Sat. & Sun.
Sept 12 & 13, 2015
St. Peter, Minnesota.
Welcome to TeeJays Home Page and
I make stringed Musical Instruments
and conduct field surveys for
Reptiles and Amphibians
(Click on the Frog to get to the
Sunday - January 3 -
Hello from the
banks of the
Watonwan River at Madelia,
(The "Pride of the Prairie")
A note about calling here
and leaving a phone message:
It usually doesn't work!
Sorry... but using a cell phone with a
makes it impossible to hear
your return number.
Please use my E-mail address instead.
Scroll down to see what I've got, then click on the
above for more pics and info.
is done and will be available soon.
Photos are up in the Mandolins section.
1920's Weymann Keystone State
Mandolin for sale.
More photos and details in the
Now on display and for sale at
Scheitel's Music in Mankato, Minn.
Octave F- 4 Mandolin (# 81)
I've been adding in side-port soundholes. Here's the results on the first F-4 models
It sure does a lot to open up the sound!
Be sure and follow all the construction steps on my Cricket Fiddle Facebook page.
Octave Mandolin (# 79)
Was SOLD but was returned recently
with a trade-in.
Might be avaliable again soon.
Not sure when the next A-4 Octave will be available. Place an order now!
Click on the Mandolins section up above...
then go to Octave F-4 Mandolins.
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
That's what's currently available.
Check out my Facebook page for
photos of the construction of # 78.
Great Big Giant
10-String F-4 Mando Cello.
The photos of the construction process
are up on my Facebook page too.
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)
This is a direct link to all my videos on YouTube:
OK...That's it for now.
Keep checking in.
The Cricket Fiddle Logo
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
Check out the other
Nyckelharpas I've made.
its a "FiddleHarpa".
A Nyckelharpa built to the size and tunings of a Violin.
(Look in the Violins
and Fiddles section above)