Kelvin Daly Homepage  A SITE FOR MUSIC AND HANDMADE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

                   My Electric 6 String Guitar--Currently for sale


SOME NEW INSTRUMENTS CLOSE TO COMPLETION

(Works in Progress)

7 STRING GUITAR  27"scale, click image for detail photos
A NEW CREATION INSPIRED BY THE VIOLA DI PARDONE 
                            (further photos and descriptions forthcoming soon)
A HYBRID BASS, CELLO, AND GUITAR WITH ADDED PERCUSSION
                             (click photo for more photos and descriptions)

           
 6 String midi/electric/acoustic banjo made for Trent Ciolino





                                                                     

  

This has been my main instrument for playing

for the last 12 years.  Although I generally do not like

to name my instruments, this one has for years been dubbed

the Filipoberiophone, and it has been a

trusted companion on many journeys and countless concerts.

   

 

         

Welcome to my homepage.  I am an artist, musician, and builder of unique musical instruments, and this site is to share some of the instruments I have built with other people.  I have been building instruments since around 1992, starting with simple things like bamboo flutes and tuned percussion, and leading to my focus on unusual stringed instruments starting in 1994.  My first stringed instrument was an electric upright double bass, a sort of mutant that used an automobile hubcap as its resonator and was built to produce unusual wolf tones when amplified, followed shortly by a large instrument strung with piano strings that bowed to create massive drones.  These first instruments were designed with experimental musical compositions in mind, and were made to both sound and look bizarre.  Over time I built many more, and developed a love of craftsmanship to match the love of oddity, and my skill levels improved.  in 1998, I met renowned bass maker Carl Thompson, and began an apprenticeship with him, which continues to this day, as he is an unusual and brilliant man that one never ceases to learn from.  My design and woodworking skills, as well as my critical skills of thinking what an instrument needs have grown immensely during these years with Carl, and I have recently begun to build electric guitars and basses in addition to my unique ideas for my own music.  I am also available for commissioned work, either to design new instruments tailored to the needs and musical ideas of experimental players, or for finely crafted electric guitars, basses, upright electrics, electric cellos, or mutant combinations of all of these.  I am currently building a series of electric guitars, some 6 and some 7 stringed, which will be for sale.  After this series, I am thinking to do a series of mostly conventional electric upright basses and cellos which will be for sale later this year.  Some of my older experimental instruments are up for sale if parties are interested, although many are too invaluable for my own music for me to sell.  Inquiries should be sent to keolwyn@yahoo.com    

Would you like to hear my music, made on these and other instruments? Go to these links:

http://www.soundcloud.com/kelvin-daly