Shell Back concert ukulele plugged in. Handmade by Ray Vincent
Sound sample of this concert ukulele plugged in through Mi-Si active pickup. More pictures and info at https://www.rayvincent.ca This unique design by Ray Vincent is meant for acoustic, but this video shows how good it sounds also plugged in. There are effects on the sound like reverb.
Fibonacci shaped acoustic instrument. The Root
This is a explanation and some sound samples of the newest Root I have made. http://www.raysrootworks.com I made this one with a more violin/cello string set up. I also make it a mountain dulcimer string set up. This set up give it a little more of a sitar sound. (not in this video)
Rays Rootworks meets Dennis O'Toole. Nice connection of voice and handmade acoustic guitar.
http://raysrootworks.com/ My friend Bill Reddick, brought Dennis O'toole by to check out the new acoustic guitar that I had just finished building for a customer. (Nadine) The Root 6. Pics included at the beginning of the video of the Root 6 while Dennis and I talk. Then Dennis takes us away with this song written by him (and Dad). It was really nice meeting Dennis, he's a legend around here in Peterborough. This beautiful track is testimonial of Dennis's life here in Peterborough. Memories of living on the river and his Dad. Thank's Dennis, Nadine and Bill. Ray Vincent
Marc Roy on Rays Rootworks Mandolin
https://www.raysrootworks.com/ Here in Peterborough where I live, I am lucky enough to know a really amazing musician, Marc Roy !! I had just finished an new mandolin that I had to ship off later that day and was hoping to sneak in a little recording with him before I did. So we met up at the Farmers market and found as quite of a spot as we could. I hope to do some more recordings with Marc in the future, maybe we will have more time and a quiter place. Thanks so much Marc! If you wish to contact him about bookings or anything here is his info: email@example.com The mandolin is handmade by Ray Vincent at Rays Rootworks. Woods: Western red Cedar top Maple back Roasted maple and Padauk neck with rosewood fingerboard Walnut and pine side
The sprout live !! By Ray's Rootworks
https://www.raysrootworks.com/ This is a second video I made of the Sprout. This is a little jam on it. I put some effects on it. (delay, reverb) I wanted just show how you can put a guitar strap on it and plug it in and jame away. The audia is a mix of direct sound from the piezo into some effects and a mix of the camera mic. The sprout can be tuned many way and even have more strings added. The strap my partner Sue makes. You can read more and see more at the link above. These instruments I created myself and build them with lots of care and love. Enjoy Ray's Rootworks
The Sproot song by Rays Rootworks
This is a little demo song.See more at. http://www.itsamusicalthing.com/ 20 string zither and Grover Ukulele tuners. Spruce top shape is baced on Fibonacci sequence. Cherry veneer nautilus shell shape back. Ebony fingerboard and Birds eye Maple neck. Pure mini pickup. High quality sound passive pickup. Ammonite stone inlay in cedar leaf on top.
Acoustic guitar with earthy Roots.
https://www.raysrootworks.com/ Handmade acoustic guitar. Unique design, by Rays Rootworks. Spruce fibonacci shaped top. Walnut and Cherry veneer back Maple neck with setting sun inlay. Rosewood fingerboard with gold evo frets. Nylon strings Unique tailpiece with semi precious stone. another video of Dennis O'Toole playing it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg3UAhDcGyA
Chords of Orion Ambient Guitar Contest track by Ray Vincent
Check out my instruments I make at. https://www.raysrootworks.com/ I created this track for the Chords of orion contest. I've been enjoying all the videos from chords of Orion and have been inspired. This contest is perfect thing to push me to get things going. I make musical instruments and used three of them in this video. One is a U Bass, another is a baritone ukulele and the last one is acoustic guitar with nylon strings. I've been so busy building instruments it's hard to find time to play them and I love building them. So I don't have any pedals right now, but hope to soon. So all the effects are done with software. I do have a midi controler/footswitch with a volume pedal that I was able to assign a volume and filter. I'm using guitar rig for most of the effects.
Nautilus shaped acoustic guitar. Handcrafted by Rays Rootworks.
Sound sample of acoustic guitar. Tuned DADGAD. I built this one for myself, but don't get to play it that much as I am so busy building instruments for customers. Check out other stuff I have made at my website. https://www.raysrootworks.com/ I recorded this at the Saddler house in Peterborough. The natural reverb of the place is much nicer then at my home. I tried give a variety playing styles. Plus hard and soft playing. So it's just a jam of riffs. No effects were added. Just two mics, One up close and one back catching the reverb of the room. This one is done with Western red cedar top and cherry veneer back. I create my instrument with this nautilus shaped back. It's very strong and light. 25.5" scale length with nylon strings on it. (Savaraz 500 arh)