The Shedua side wood in this piece possesses a “bee’s wing” grain configuration which just begged to surround the beautiful Central American Granadillo (Ironwood) face wood I acquired in a trade with luthier friend Michael Bashkin of Fort Collins, Colorado. The Granadillo is quite old and possesses a beautiful clear ring with well balanced overtones. The overall piece is 18 ” L X 8 ¼” W X 6” H.
The Chorded 12-Key is our most popular instrument and one of our most musically versatile. This tuning features four chords: C, F, G, and A minor, or a I - IV - V - vi chord progression in the key of C. The instrument is well-suited to be played with hands or mallets, freestyle or to the tune of a favorite song. If it’s songs you’re after, you may know that the I - IV - V - vi chord progression is one of the most common in popular music of the last 50 or 60 years, across all genres.