Page last updated March 29th, 2018

Welcome to our eclectic & specialist range of quality handmade, antique & second hand fiddles, fretted & folk instruments...

All instruments sold will include a workshop set up at Moseley Violins.




Mandolins and Mandolas




Folk & Other








Guitar Lute; Flat backed model with 7 courses and 5 lower strings 16 strings in total. Strung with custom Aquilla nylgut set strings, Labelled and signed in ink "Chamberlain Leicester , no 162; with wooden case; £650.00




Lute Guitar 8 course, with 7 lower strings Labelled F.W. Thornton , 1968 no 163707 ; strung with custom Aquilla set nylgut strings                                                                              £700.00




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MV8/ 82g Antique 5 string Banjo, made by Mathews c 1920-30, Birmingham, with walnut neck and mother of pearl inlay on fingerboard and zither casing, 27 1/4" scale; £225.00



Antique 5 String Banjo, Temlett's  Zither banjo; London.c~1900 ; all original - collectors item

Branded Temlett's Patent on pot ; 25 1/2"scale; £325.00 (pics to follow)

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Mandolins and Mandolas


CS8/ 51c A Napoli Mandolin  labelled " Filli Ferrari & Co , Napoli"

CS8/ 51c Napoli Mandolin c 1900-1910 Labelled Fili Ferrari & Co, in excellent condition with Mother of pearl inlay around edge and soundhole; tortoise shell plectrum guard inlaid with silver wire mother of pearl and abalone flowerheads,  Metal engraved "GM" crest on peghead .




Ashbury "Style E" Mandolin.    £399.00 - with Fitted Hard Case.


Solid Alaskan Sitka Spruce Top, Rosecherry Body, Rosewood Fingerboard.

new KENTUCKY KM-172 Honey series A style  Solid carved top , Gotoh tuners, one piece maple neck Oval Soundhole               available to order


Ashbury AM-370 Mandolin Scroll body, oval soundhole, solid spruce top, solid maple body, maple neck.  Lightweight Oblong Case or Hardshell Case available.                           

available to order




"NEW" The HISCOX Liteflite Hardshell Case for "A" or "F" style Mandolins

The No 1 choice for guitar cases now available to all mandolin players


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CS7/51c HANDMADE Acoustic Guitar By Luthier Kevin Baslé 2012,  with hard case       &pound950.00 reduced price  £795.00

Modern Handmade acoustic guitar based upon a Gibson J45-Cutaway by Kevin Baslé, 2012. Kevin has modified the barring structure to soften the treble tone . The result is a beautifully balanced yet powerful tone.



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Hofner Vienna Classical Guitar c1964                                                £375.00


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Handmade Baritone Ukelele Made of recycled materials by Kevin Basle 2012     &pound450.00



MV9/ 63 Soprano Ukulele labelled: "G.Puglisi Reale & Figli" 1925, Sicily, Italy. Fully restored at MV, Splice of wood in back, reinforcement of rosette, revarnishing of body with Shellac, new pegs, gluing of bridge and fret levelling and polishing.                                                                     £355.00







CHICKENBONE CIGARBOXES Now buy direct from the Birmingham maker and try your hand at a 3 or 4 string fretted guitar. Ideal for blues / slide guitar styles ***Buy from the best "Godfather" of cigarbox makers

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