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Custom Made Walking Cane Musical Instrument - Direct From Artist
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Feb 26, 2012
US $400.00
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Rio Nido, CA, United States


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Walking Cane Musical String Instrument
Handcrafted - Unique Gift!
*Free 3 Day Priority Mail shipping to lower 48 United States
Sound Samples Below!
Mandolin, Tenor Guitar, Dulcimer, Mandola, Banjo, make one up!
Tenor, Concert or Soparano Ukuleles!
Left Handed Designs Available

I have made many walking stick instruments over the years. I have recently started using the crook handle design, and they are quite popular. The crook makes a nice armrest, making the instrument more ergonomic. I came up with the idea for this made-to-order service when someone had me re-string a concert ukulele model into a 4 string mandolin. It was great, but the scale was a bit long and the fingerboard a little wide for my liking. It would have been just that much better being made as a mandolin in the first place. So, this service is offered for us to design a custom cane instrument together and I will build it. This instrument fully acoustic and functional, and each is hand made individually. I often offer finished models for sale on Ebay, but they sell fast, and it is hard to guess if someone wants a Concert Ukulele or a Mandolin ect, so I thought this type of listing might be a good idea for custom orders.

My Facebook page is ArCane Lutherie. There is a link on my Ebay "ME" page.
Custom Tenor 5-String Guitar Cane built for Lowell Levinger
New Ebay Item! Walking Cane Tenor Guitar/Mandola Elegant!
New Listing! Walking Cane Concert Ukulele(#7) in cedar and rosewood!
New Listing! Walking Cane 8-String Mandolin First one!

Basicly, contact me thru this listing, and we decide on a design, then you buy the item. I will then finish it and ship it to you. Depending on my work load at the time it may be shipped within a week or so of placing the order. All sales are final, and will be insured for the full replacement cost except for some international orders which cannot be insured, but I pack those really well and haven't had any problems so far.

Chose an instrument you want. The basic oval body works well with most necked instruments.
Less than 5 strings is better. A full length guitar scale with 6 strings would have too much tension.
Chose a scale length and number of frets up to 18.
Jatoba wood fingerboard and hook lamination. Other options exist.
Brass side dot markers on 5,7, 9, 12 and 17th frets.
Standard length is usually about 34 inches long, but can be custom fitted, body 2.75 inches wide, 1 inch thick.
Built with a solid poplar frame. I have used maple for the frame (like in the link above), but it makes a heavy cane.
Back and soundboard materials are negotiable within reason.
"Cigar Box" contact pickup can be added for a small fee.
Tuners are zither pins. Hand brushed laquer finish. Paste wax finish maintenance.
It is still handwork and may have a few sanding marks ect. No 2 are ever exactly alike.
*Listing price includes free Priority Mail shipping to lower 48 United States. Shipping anywhere else is available for an additional charge.
Zither pin tuning wrench NOT included, but they are available from Ebay and many other sources

Concert Scale Ukulele. I am not much of a ukulele player, but you get an idea of the sound.

This recording is of a 4 string Mandola / Tenor Guitar. Steel strings,CGDA, 19" scale. This was a custom order for overseas.

This recording is of a 4 string Mandolin model that sold quickly on Ebay.

8 string model Cane Mandolin

Custom built Cane Mountain Dulcimer.

All the instruments I list are hand made by me. I have been building and distributing musical instruments 20+ years. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me

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