Musical Instruments

The process of crafting many Hinkle Ukulele begins with a fallen tree. I harvest logs from trees that have come down and might otherwise become firewood. I mill planks from the logs and air-dry them for years before re-sawing the wood for ukulele parts. The parts are made and assembled in my little woodshop/music studio. Each individually crafted ukulele is then finished and set up with quality strings and tuners.
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P.O. Box 10
Musical Instruments
I have been building handcrafted musical instruments since 1978. In rural Bedford, Virginia,working alone in a wood shop I designed and built, I have developed designs for ten different acoustic instruments. I am constantly working on research and development, sometimes alone, sometimes in collaboration with customers and professional musicians. I am always striving to build better quality instruments and am never content with the status quo. No assembly lines, just a lot of individual attention...
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1384 Coltons Mill Rd
(540) 586-6319
Musical Instruments
Custom cutting with a solar powered, electric Woodmizer sawmill. Lumber drying with Nyle L200M dehumidification Kiln.
Can cut up to 36" wide slabs with sawmill, and up to 56" wide slabs with Alaskan chainsaw mill. Firewood, sawdust, cookies, and woodcraft -- including musical instruments by luthier, Steve Marquisee. Able to transport logs. ...
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651 Gid Brown Hollow Road
Carving Blanks
Custom Milling
Drying Kiln
Firewood Sales
Log Hauling
Lumber Sales
Musical Instruments
Portable Sawmill
Sawdust Sales
Slab Sales

Did You Know:

  • Trees are the largest living organisms on earth: some coastal redwoods are more than 360 feet tall.

  • In one day, one large tree can lift up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air.

  • One large tree can provide a supply of oxygen for two people.

  • Most tree roots are in the top 12 inches of soil.

  • Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and save 20-50 percent in heating energy.

  • Well-maintained trees and shrubs can increase property value by up to 14%.

  • A birdhouse hung on a young tree branch, does not move up the tree as the tree grows.

  • Trees are some of the oldest living organisms on earth: some bristle-cone pines are thought to be more than 5000 years old.

  • A mature tree removes almost 70 times more pollution than a newly planted tree.

  • Every state has an official State Tree. Virginia adopted the flowering dogwood Cornaceae Cornus floridaas the State Tree on February 24, 1956.  The dogwood is well distributed throughout the...

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

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Charlottesville, VA 22903

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