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Tony Benson

Tony Benson
Email:bcd_tony@yahoo.com
Mobile:07951 207403
Address: 73 Maxwell Drive, Maidstone, KENT, ME16 OQH.
Web:www.bensoncreativedesigns.com

Artist's Profile

Tony Benson

I have been making fine stringed musical instruments since 1990.  I use only the finest quality tonewoods and inlay materials, and I pay great attention to ethical and renewable sourcing.  I take pride in producing the finest quality instruments, which are a joy to play, as well as being visually awesome.  Every instrument is not only a fine concert-ready instrument, but also a work of art.
I also carry out instrument setups, repairs and restoration of stringed instruments.

Artist's Statement

I enjoy working with individual customers to produce a unique instrument that is designed to fulfill their wishes.  Since my overheads are very low, I am able to do all of this at a surprisingly reasonable price.
When you are looking to buy a hand built instrument, it is always good to know who built your instrument.  Mine is a workshop in which you know the instrument will have been built by me and me alone.  I do not employ any staff.
I make pretty much any instrument that is made from wood and has strings.  The kinds of instruments I have built so far include acoustic and electric guitars, bowed psaltries and mountain dulcimers.