I have decided to stop booking orders for the foreseeable future.
I simply have too many (very patient!) customers backordered for too long on a timetable that, due to my health issues, is too uncertain. My goal right now is to take a few months and clear through the backorders, then assess where I'm at physically, monetarily etc.
One thing I will continue to do is offer the 3 day building workshops to get more folks building, and taking that event on the road for workshop visitations. That's what's really needed right now - more builders! I'm offering two workshops this summer in Bellingham: on the weekends of July 21 and July 28. (filling fast!)
Thanks for your support - current customers should know that any orders I have on my calendar are still in my plans.
For new orders, here are 4 fine builders in the Northwest I can recommend. These marimba makers all have many instruments in the schools and communities. Check them out and give them a contact!
Mark Burdon at:
Byron Wylie at:
Eric Orem at
Peter Bush at:
And as always, Tom's Mallets are available through West Music!