National Square-neck Headstock Repair

Wobbly Headstock Problems National Square Neck Guitars often develop problems with the joint between the wooden headstock and the metal body. The simple mortise joint into a pine block inside the neck is held by animal glue. This glue crystalizes over the years and any joint like this that takes a lot of tension is…

Beltona/Francis ukulele model

 Beltona/Francis  Collaboration Ukuleles Limited Edition of 7 These are a collaborative effort between Steve Evans of Beltona and Tony Francis of Tony Francis Instruments. For the last few years, Steve has been experimenting with, making and selling non-resonator ukuleles made from the fibreglass moulded back and sides that are used for Beltona resonator ukuleles with the…

Tiny Tim’s Ukulele Part 3

Tiny Tim’s Uke Part 3 Fortunately another customer came to our rescue:  Colin McCubbin, a collector and documenter of all things resophonic purchased the uke. His website www.notecannons.com is the  repository of wonderful pictures and information concerning National, Dobro and other resonator instruments of the past. I think that when he first saw our Beltona…

Tiny Tim’s Ukuele Part 2

Tiny Tim’s Ukulele Part 2 Back to the uke order: A few telephone calls and month or two later the uke was ready and sent to him in the US.   He was pictured in magazine articles holding his Beltona Ukulele.  It was very good for our business profile. This is what we came up with…

I have set up this blog to post pictures of instruments I have available for sale from stock.
Also I would like to share pictures of new models or just interesting examples of my production of resonator guitars, ukuleles and mandolins.