Testimonials

Quentin Robinson, Suffolk, UK - Medieval gittern

"Jo Dusepo's skills have shone through. With the completion of the order, for a reproduction of a 15th Century (Western European) Gittern. With this beautifully crafted work of art, the public will be given a true taste of Medieval Music."

Quentin Robinson, Suffolk, UK - Medieval gittern

"I just received a Citole from Jo Dusepo. It is beautifully made and sounds well balanced. It is surprisingly loud for its size. I love it! It was well wrapped to protect it from the vagaries of transportation. Inside I found a beautifully made medieval instrument. The joinery is nicely done and the sound of it surprised me. It is balanced and loud for its size. I love the rose! I build stringed instruments myself and I can find no fault with it. It is elegantly done! Thank you, Jo!"

Marc Stockdon, Virginia, USA - Medieval citole

Marc Stockdon, Virginia, USA - Medieval citole
Talal Karkouti, London, UK - Turkish Oud, Romanian Cobza and Guitar repair

"Jo Dusepo has fixed and built instruments for me and she truly is an expert. Love her work!"

Talal Karkouti, London, UK - Turkish Oud, Romanian Cobza and Guitar repair

"I have a primera jarana built by Jo Dusepo. Solidly built instrument with good performance and intonation."

Jamie Garcia, Los Angeles, California, USA - Jarana Jarocha

Jamie Garcia, Los Angeles, California, USA - Jarana Jarocha
Paolo Cabral, Porto, Portugal - Oud arbi/Early medieval lute hybrid

"I want to congratulate you on the idea of building these lutes, they are fantastic."

Paolo Cabral, Porto, Portugal - Oud arbi/Early medieval lute hybrid

"I just had a new playmate arrive, a small four course medieval lute, based loosely on one in a medieval English textile, dated to around 1300. The lute was made by Jo Dusepo, I commissioned it only a few weeks ago and so Jo made it really quickly for me. It's a sweet little thing, Jo makes nice instruments, they are well made, from good quality wood, so if you want to commission something she's your girl."

Nicholas Breeze Wood, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK - Early medieval lute

Nicholas Breeze Wood, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK - Early medieval lute
Katja Hillebrandt, London, UK - Ukrainian Kobza

"I got a small egg-shaped kobza from Jo and her creativity shows in the design. She brings her own artistic vision into building string instruments of all kinds and they all sound fantastic. She also builds traditional string instruments and is very enthusiastic and passionate about her craft."

Katja Hillebrandt, London, UK - Ukrainian Kobza

"So a few months ago my hubby decided he would like to learn to play the ukulele, he's already more than competent on the guitar and he had his birthday coming up so I decided I would get him something special. I got in touch with an old friend of mine Jo Dusepo who I know is an expert at playing, fixing and making the most extraordinary stringed instruments i've ever seen. I filled Jo in on what I was wanting, sent her my deposit and within the rather tight deadline I gave her she managed to create a stunning custom designed ukulele."

Kelly Wright, Glasgow, Scotland, UK - Ukulele

Kelly Wright, Glasgow, Scotland, UK - Ukulele
J. Evans, Essex, UK - Mexican Guitarra de golpe repair and restoration.

"Great service. Highly recommended! Thanks so much."

J. Evans, Essex, UK - Mexican Guitarra de golpe repair and restoration.