Russell Collins Handcrafted Instruments

Hello and welcome.

People often ask me why the incredible difference a handcrafted instrument looks, feels, plays and sounds when compared to factory instruments.

The difference boils down to about 5 core factors.

  1. Factories produce hundreds, sometimes thousands of instruments a day.
  2. Materials are often forced matured for speedy assembly times.
  3. They are all made to be identically perfect.
  4. Hundreds of people work on each instrument.
  5. Built to a market price with margins for the factory, importer and retailer.
  6. Are generally not considered 'an investment'

 My handcrafted instruments...

  • Can take from 1 month up to 1 year to craft.
  • Use the Finest materials and craftsmanship.
  • Only me from design all the way to final setup, with a single point of view.
  • Unique singular character in each instrument.
  • A long term investment.