Tony Padday instruments

Hand-made instruments

The Paddays prefer to construct from one-piece backs and the fine Maple and Alpine Spruce are selected for the character of the grain and quality of figure. They make the varnishes themselves, from traditional gums, oils and natural pigments. When choosing the colour, a judgement is made for the particular wood in question and great care is taken not only to protect, but to enhance the maximum resonance of each instrument.

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Tony Padday Luthier, Banks House, Chesterblade, Nr Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 4QX   Tel 01749 880108