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COVID UPDATE: Working through my current order book at home, one at a time but getting there,  Supply/delays but shipping back to normal mostly,        

Order Book Closed for any more custom orders now until at least mid 2024:  7 String Lyres and its 6 string Anglo/viking models will still be available to order during this time, contact via email or etsy shop 

2022 onward,  I am making small batches of instruments,  items listed when available.  

Stick Dulcimers, epinettes and Ukuleles will always be available periodically,  made between other orders,   email for availablility of these.   

Shifting to batch production in the Long run will improve waiting times and availability, 

Do email me if there is something you are looking for but I can only slightly adjust items in a batch,  like timbers,  numbers of strings etc,   

Workshop: Working safely at home, isolating as much as possible during restrictions with some delays with supplies,  Small items sent out by Royal mail and instruments shipped and tracked worldwide by FedEX worldwide have been getting to customers quickly.    

 Exotic timbers: These will be mostly phased out by end of 2022. (with a few plantation and fsc exceptions)  always Looking at sustainable projects and alternatives. Local and Urban timber. Rocklite or Torrified timber for some fingerboards, etc  Will be reducing plastic packaging where I can and use cardboard boxes and recycled materials for shipping,            

please email if you have any questions, 

Prices for 2021 to 2022

Lyres:

Replica models for Museum/Re-enactments

Prittlewell Lyre  £2000   Kravik Lyres £2500, Small Cologne lyre £1250 Sutton Hoo £3000, Taplow £3000,   Irish Lyre £2000,    Trossingen lyre £2500 with Kolrosing artwork (£1450 without)

New Viking  Lyres in 6 or 7 strings starting from £1000    I list some of my standard options on my etsy shop.   I try to have one anglo Saxon model at least in stock or part made.   

Stick Dulcimers
Standard Yellow Cedar top, Mango or Acacia back and sides, chacate preto fingerboard £600   Recycled mahogany models with spruce tops, Sunburst available also.    with standard case £700 or with rounded edge oval case £750     Custom Electro acoustic £850

Moraharpa 2021   3 strings, Spruce, Pine, maple keys 26 Keys £2500 with case and bow,     

Mandolin

Flat top/back Army/Navy from £750   Red Cedar and Walnut or Mahogany, Brass tailpiece   case included,    travel mandolin £550

Ukulele

Cigar Box Concert Ukulele:  Walnut and Red Cedar/ recycled mahogany/ Tulip Poplar/Acacia     £550-£750 
Soprano Pineapple models  £750    (Yellow Cedar and Mango/Plumwood/Apple wood /Acacia)  Plain Koa model from £600

Tenor 14 fret    Pineapple model £950-£1250     Standard model £1250 with Soundport options

PsalteryPsaltery in G £950, In D £1000  (case is an extra £100)  Custom pitches/sizes POA


Welsh  Crwths 
Heyward £4150,  Carved from solid bock of Maple      Student Evans Model £2500  (Assembled from two sections)   With case and bow   

Standard Bowed Lyre £950  
Jouhikko 2 string from £500
Talharpa
3 or 4 string from £1000
Shetland Gue,
2 strung, carved one piece body from £600

Harps
15 string travel harp Poplar/Brass strings £750

15 String Travel Nylon/Fluorocarbon  G-g or D-d  £700
22 String Wire-Strung harp, Poplar, Brass strings £1550
26 String Wire-Strung harp, Brass strings £2200
Student queen Mary Wire-Strung harp, poplar/willow Brass and silver strings £3000
Queen Mary based Wire-Strung harp, willow Brass and Silver strings £5000

Kanteles
5 string Kantele Custom £POA
5 string Custom with case £550
10 string with case £900
11 string (no case) £700
11 string with case £950

11 String with tuning levers £1000 to £1250
11 string Electric Kantele £750
15 string drone £1250

15 string diatonic £1200
New concert  folk kantele D-d 15 strings with sharpening levers £1550


Langspil
C Foster model £950, With Pickup £1050    2018 Bentside £1000 with case and bow  (Pickup +£100 if required)  Chromatic, Diatonic or Meantone/Just intonation
 

Guitar
Dreadnought 24.75" scale   Spruce/Cedar   Eucalyptus/Acacia/Fumed Oak/Bog Oak,     Ebony fingerboard  £3250 Hiscox case

Classical, Torres se-117 in Spruce and Cypress/maple/Rosewood/Mahogany £2250
Classical, Torres SE19/Bouchet in Rosewood/maple/Cypress/Cherry/Swiss Pear £3250 incl Hiscox case

Tenor Guitar
Steel string Gdad tuning   22" scale  £1250
 

For Custom instruments I have to allow extra time for research, sourcing materials. Some instruments need to be built in stages, where wood is gradually acclimatised to become an instrument, Hollowed out lyres and Harps and also guitars for example benefit from this extra time. As of January 2017 with new CITES changes I will no longer use Rosewood, Bubinga or African Blackwood for exported instruments, I was using plantation grown Rosewood but Currently using chacate preto on fingerboards with ebony and bog oak on custom instruments.  From 2021 will focus on native timbers from well managed sources.  


Ordering
For Custom orders I now require a non returnable deposit of 10% to reserve a place on my order book, to cover materials. Prices are fixed at this point.  Custom orders are often built over a longer timespan than my standard instruments to allow wood to acclimatise and extra research, but I will let you know when I start construction,  My work in progress pictures are usually uploaded on instagram.

The final payment plus delivery costs are always payable before delivery.  

Delivery overseas is now by federal Express, here in the UK by next day delivery, royal mail or courier.

Payment:

Most of my standard instruments are handled through etsy payment system, for deposits for custom orders I can do Bank Transfer payments or Paypal,  at the moment I can only accept cheques in the Uk with Pounds Sterling.  as of 2018 I can also accept Cryptocurrencies for full payment, Ethereum, Litecoin or Bitcoin,  as these values fluctuate I would prefer to keep these to buy now instruments rather than long term commissions,   


Please feel free to email if you have any questions!

I run my business mostly online, working from family home, not open to public. 

 
My workshop is being re-organised over the next year  or two and may be able to offer in person meetings in the Future by arrangement,  hoping to build some stock for 2022 so I have examples on hand which is not the case at present.  

Telephone:
Skype:  Skype is possible.    If you download this app on your phone, tablet or pc and sign up you an ring me for free anywhere in the world,  (by prior arrangement only --time zones vary)  email before you call as I will need to be confirm a local time that is suitable for us both.    

Zoom:  Email me to arrange.  
Facebook messenger also a good option, I usually respond to messages on facebook messenger 5-6pm    
email:       sales "at" michaeljking.com

Facetime/Google hangouts by arrangement

Mobile/Cell  work phone in UK : 07523 233052 UK (or #44 7523233952 overseas)   I usually have my  phone with me but if driving or operating tools I may not be free to answer in which case please leave a message or email me and I will get back to you.  

Whatsapp   Email me and i will send you details by arrangement only.