Uncle John’s Famour Tortoise Shell

January 3, 2010

Uncle John’s Famous Tortoise Shell

So our boys Matt and Luke got funky with some clear perspex and a host of nitro cellulose / stain mixtures to create the tortoise shell delights you see before you.
We even utilised the stuff in one of our banjo pick-up systems (see photo), with pleasing results.

Scratchplates and many other accessories are made to order. This is just a sample of what we can do.

We started creating our custom tortoise shell creations for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it is very difficult to import tortoise shell as it is flammable, and secondly we have been increasingly unhappy with the range of tortoise shell scratchplates available, we feel they just don’t do a fine classy instrument justice.