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Silver Jubilee...🎈
25 years ago, Dec ’92, I started making a bass to avoid getting a proper job. Quarter century later; status unchanged…

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Chennell String Instruments updated their cover photo.
November 10
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Keith Miller slidin' on a Chennell guitar
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Jazz Box Ukes added 13 new photos to the album: Jazz Box Cases.

A few of this year's cases for Jazz Box ukes... 'JazzBoxes'. Handmade here at JazzBox HQ, tailored to suit each individual uke.

Jazz Box Ukes added 13 new photos to the album: Twenty Seventeen.

A few ukes from the year so far...

Chennell String Instruments is with Toby Chennell.
July 17

I had the pleasure of meeting this gentleman, Mr Matthias Neugebauer earlier in the summer when he came to collect his Arco bass. After flying back to his native Switzerland (with an extra seat for the bass), he produced a couple of videos demonstrating the classical capabilities of the Arco. Please check them out:
Firstly, Rachmaninov’s Vocalise (played arco)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDlKKsfxiuw&feature=youtu.be
And Bach’s Cello Suite no.1 Prelude (played pizzicato)
h...ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNmPLNt9MhY&feature=youtu.be
Thanks Matt!

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Chennell String Instruments updated their profile picture.
April 12
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The Dougherty-Powe Duo:
New Yorker Reggie Powe with his Arco Bass...Thanks Reggie.

Reginald Powe to Chennell String Instruments

there doesn't seem to be any vids on the Web that portray the Chennell Arco bass in a performance situation, so here ya go!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w4kD3VJZmi4

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Jazz Box Ukes added 3 new photos.

Introducing the new Jazz Box: The Duke: The big bass with the little face.
A 500mm scale bass uke: play vertical, horizontal or any angle you choose…
With a sle...nder, long body to propagate those bass frequencies and sloped shoulders for easy access to the upper register. Just slip it in your lap and play…or strap it on…or use a really long endpin…

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Jazz Box Ukes added 40 new photos to the album: One Six.

A few pictures of the '16 builds so far...

Chennell String Instruments added a new photo to the album: The Chennell Arco ABG...
January 16

First stringing of the first bass of 2017...

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A quick share from the other page...

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Jazz Box Ukes added 2 new photos — with Toby Chennell and Geoff Green.

We finally hit the JazzBox Century! For the 100th JazzBoxUke; an homage.

Back in ‘11 I made a guitar called The Flame. It was from off cuts of this guitar that... the first JazzBox uke was hewn, designed to look like a mini version of the Flame guitar… just trying something out, see how it went. It went well.

The guitar eventually landed with a great customer from Peterborough by the name of Jim Green. Soon after, Jim commissioned a uke for his son Geoff. During the build of this uke, Jim’s wife sadly passed away, the uke was named Jangree in her honour with a silhouette of her image inlaid into the headstock. Geoff then returned the favour and commissioned a uke for his Dad.

Approaching the 100 mark what better way to honour Jim, his flame guitar and the occasion than with a new tenor uke version of his guitar from which the whole Jazz box project was born.

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Arco-Fabri 2015 - 5 String with scrolled headstock

The first Arco ABG of 2014 for Chris Cole in Oz...

In July, we posted a cool video of Bart Soeters displaying a wide variety of basses, and one of his instruments really stood out to me: the Toby Chennell Arco Acoustic Bass Guitar. The electric bass and upright bass share several qualities, but overall they’re really different instruments. UK-based…
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