Welcome to my site and thank-you for visiting. I am handcrafting instruments musical instruments in the Mandolin family, Ukulele family. I am also building jazz instruments in the Ukulele family and jazz tenor guitars.I have a site on Facebook at "Keith Edward Coleman Luthier" with other photos and information.
The Mandolin is not just an instrument for Italian serenades or bluegrass festivals; it is as expressive and enjoyable to play as its cousins in the violin family. Becoming more and more popular, the mandolin is a joy to play; and is used in many areas of music including rock, country, blues, classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, fusion,worship, and many more.
The Ukulele family and the tenor guitar are very versatile instruments which I enjoy building in the jazz vein of appearacne and performance. It is like having a smaller scale Archtop Jazz guitar at a lower investment.I am making instruments either strictly acoustic or acoustic/ electrified.
I have also made other instruments such as the Bowed Dulcimer, Longneck Dulcimer, guitars in the acoustic, electric, and bowed realm; currently I find these instruments challenging and interesting.
These instruments can bring pleasure to all ages; since they are not hard to learn, and are carefully designed to be easy to play. The handmade instrument allows for the loving care and control over the finished product that assembly line instruments cannot provide. Materials, design, and voicing are at the top of the list, not elusive profit. Plus there is the possibility for having a one of a kind instrument created, that bears the soul of the maker and of the owner forever.The best way to possess a truly personal instrument.
Hand carved instrument woods, quality finishes, tapered profile necks, quality woodcraft, and pleasurable harmonics; all part of the incredible handmade experience. Surprisingly enough often more affordable than many factory instruments, and of course made in America. I am pleased to be offering installed sound products from K&K sound. I will work with other manufacturers products if requested, but really recommend the great folks at K&K.I have been very pleased with their quality products and professional performance.
It is my desire to offer an attractive and very playable instrument at a price that gives very good value for a very good instrument. Your suggestions, comments, and ideas are always welcome.
-Keith Edward Coleman
I have been fortunate to work with, and for, the following musicians:
Chrystal Anderson- Breaking Blue
Dan Otero- 4440
Jorge Lucero-Cielo Los Rumberos
Sing unto the LORD with the harp; and the voice of a psalm Ps.98:5