George Desjardins

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Location: Estes Park, CO
Country: US

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robert schuler David Pedersen Bee Lick Farm Christine Shoemaker Larry Goodwin Helen Seiler bluejooge Sheryl St. Clare Lynn austin Tessie Lexie R Oakley Salt Springs GulfVet Ken Hulme nick o'sullivan Jan Potts Chuck in CT Monica whocindylou

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Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 3 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on therapy:
"Well actually, if you will, the "funny" thing is I work for a substance abuse/mental health agency, I am a Disaster Response Behavioral Crisis counselor, I..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Edsel Martin sample:
"Well thank you Marg, Nice  way to put it, I have fun, makes me happy, can only hope at least 1 other person appreciates it, keep the tradition alive !!"
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Edsel Martin sample:
"Thanks @Marg ! Yes, it's really just me having fun, trying to learn "real" songs,But I collect, play them all, and it just takes me away.. Wish I actually..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Is this an Edsel or Fred Martin? ":
"Thanks for the photos and feedback, looking at the pictures of yours, I would lean towards it being an Edsell, a lot of strong similarity, mine looks to be..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Is this an Edsel or Fred Martin? ":
" Thanks for the feedback.  lot of discussion was over the fact there was no paper inside, but everything else looked spot on.  If you are OK with it, would..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Galax dulcimer for sale":
"Dusty, it gives me a problem because I play the Dulcimer, computers still intimidate and cause me undo stress, which makes me play dulcimer even more, which..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Galax dulcimer for sale":
" How does one go from following, to friend?"
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Galax dulcimer for sale":
"Beautiful work, not sure how to send private messsages"
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 3 weeks ago
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Galax dulcimer for sale":
"Wow!! I like it, no, love it!!Hmmmmm,,"
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @david-swanson:
"Is the mini dulcimer still available? Sent a follow request, let me know, haven't seen any updates on the listing, am interested"
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Laurel Mountain Mini Dulcimer for sale - $150":
"No worries, just curious, see Dusty Turtle had looked too, keep me posted!! I'm interested too."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Laurel Mountain Mini Dulcimer for sale - $150":
"So, is it sold?"
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @karen-s:
"Since I'm starting to figure out the recording and posting sound clips thing, I'll see if I can't get a recording or two of my Presnell on site, "
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @karen-s:
"Hi Karen, Welcome aboard, I was lucky enough to come into an Edd Presnell sometime back also, one of my all time favorites. I did a fair amount of research..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Edsel Martin sample:
"Well thanks, still working it out. You guys inspire me.."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • one month ago • comments: 7
Created a new Audio File:
Edsel Martin sample
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on therapy:
"Thanks, it's on the old Edsel Martin! Great oldie dulcimer."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on butterfly:
"Thanks for the comment on the "drive" in my playing, I always try and bring it down some and keep it mellow with some success, but usually I start off easy..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on butterfly:
"I'm hoping to record a couple "real" songs, Just needed to figure out how to post clips, tried directly from sound cloud but was having issues with it so..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Created a new Audio File:
fingerlings
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Created a new Audio File:
butterfly
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "adding a SoundCloud clip":
"Thanks, I'll be sure to look through the rules section, but it's just going to be me and my aimless wanderings that don't really even amount to real songs...."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "adding a SoundCloud clip":
"So, I finally figured out how to record, save it to soundcloud, but how do I "share" the clip with the group here??  "
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Feather Mountain Dulcimer Sparrow?":
"Some time back a member posted a video of them playing one of these I think, can't remember who it was. If anyone knows who it was, or has feedback on these..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 2 months ago • comments: 5
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Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"I do get a great variety of wildlife here, We've got the Elk and Deer, I have pictures of Bears and cubs in my pine trees, Have had a mountain lion in the..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"He's fine, up and wandering in the yard now. "
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Was headed out to the truck this morning to go to grocery store, thought I'd wait until my visitor moves on.  Welcome to Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Does anyone recognize this dulcimer? ":
"I have never seen a Bill Davis with the upper f holes, and only a couple that were done with heart holes, mine also has just the upper round ones, I'm..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Does anyone recognize this dulcimer? ":
"As was mentioned about Bill davis, it does look like his style, and he did sell kits, the ones he personally built were signed by him carving/engraving his..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Just me again, Anyone familiar with Bob Lazenby dulcimers":
"I have quite a few dulcimers, everything from 27", to my old Bill Davis at a 29 1/2" VSL ! I think it would be difficult switching up to that longer VSL if..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What do you all record with?":
"No doubt, I got an Echo Dot for christmas, still haven't set it up because I'm waiting for the 15 year old to show me how, well, be honest, to do it for me!!"
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Just me again, Anyone familiar with Bob Lazenby dulcimers":
"So I picked up the Lazenby, It has the wooden friction pegs, which I am actually quite fond, a few minor dings and will need some serious TLC, will do before..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Just me again, Anyone familiar with Bob Lazenby dulcimers":
"I've seen good feedback on random searches, anyone here own one? Reasonable price, looks to be in good condition."

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Latest Audio

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Edsel Martin sample

Edsel Martin sample


@George Desjardins
one month ago - Comments: 7
fingerlings

fingerlings


@George Desjardins
2 months ago - Comments: 2
butterfly

butterfly


@George Desjardins
2 months ago - Comments: 8

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Is this an Edsel or Fred Martin?

Posted: Monday March 13 2017, 7:20 PM
By: @Estes George

adding a SoundCloud clip

Posted: Thursday February 9 2017, 6:06 PM
By: @Estes George

Feather Mountain Dulcimer Sparrow?

Posted: Thursday February 9 2017, 4:09 AM
By: @hugssandi

What do you all record with?

Posted: Thursday January 19 2017, 7:35 PM
By: @Steven Berger

Just me again, Anyone familiar with Bob...

Posted: Monday January 16 2017, 9:55 AM
By: @Susie

Hello friends, Does anyone know much about...

Posted: Sunday January 1 2017, 6:00 AM
By: @Rob N Lackey

How do I tune this Bass Dulcimer?

Posted: Friday December 9 2016, 10:19 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Milford Blevins Bass dulcimer. How do I...

Posted: Wednesday December 7 2016, 10:22 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Looking for feed back on Martin Brothers...

Posted: Thursday December 1 2016, 9:38 PM
By: @Rob N Lackey

Any guesses as to the maker of this dulcimer?

Posted: Sunday November 27 2016, 10:27 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

How and if to add a 1 1/2 fret

Posted: Saturday October 29 2016, 7:05 PM
By: @john warren

Just scored a Joe Sanguinette teardrop.

Posted: Saturday October 15 2016, 7:08 PM
By: @hugssandi

Does anyone think this is an Edd Presnell...

Posted: Monday September 19 2016, 10:49 PM
By: @John C. Knopf

Is anyone familiar with Sourwood Dulcimers?

Posted: Monday September 19 2016, 7:43 PM
By: @Rob N Lackey

Advice on a Homer Ledford w/ violin fine...

Posted: Saturday August 6 2016, 9:47 AM
By: @Estes George

Michael Allen Hammered dulcimer

Posted: Saturday July 9 2016, 10:53 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Anyone familiar with John Frazier Dulcimers?

Posted: Wednesday July 6 2016, 6:25 PM
By: @Estes George

How to remove Grover 870 BR tuners with...

Posted: Saturday July 2 2016, 10:20 AM
By: @Estes George

Looking for info on who made this...

Posted: Sunday June 26 2016, 8:26 PM
By: @Strumelia

Who made this, and looking for wood peg...

Posted: Sunday June 26 2016, 7:46 PM
By: @Kevin Messenger

Has anyone heard of, or familiar with...

Posted: Saturday April 30 2016, 7:43 PM
By: @samuri

How to change/upload my avatar member...

Posted: Monday March 14 2016, 2:54 PM
By: @Strumelia

I scored a Robert Mize dulcimer!! Have a...

Posted: Sunday March 13 2016, 10:49 PM
By: @IRENE

Tuning equidistant strings?

Posted: Sunday February 7 2016, 4:28 PM
By: @Steve Smith

Quick question about Homer Ledford Dulcimers.

Posted: Wednesday January 27 2016, 9:19 PM
By: @Estes George

Warren May Dulcimers, Feedback?

Posted: Tuesday January 19 2016, 2:10 AM
By: @marg

TK O'Brien, or Walter Messick feedback on...

Posted: Monday January 18 2016, 8:41 PM
By: @Nikolas4squid

What does anyone know about Rugg & Jackel...

Posted: Wednesday December 30 2015, 12:23 PM
By: @Estes George

June Apple Banjomer tuning

Posted: Wednesday December 9 2015, 8:47 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

What's the real difference between...

Posted: Monday July 13 2015, 6:22 PM
By: @Stephen Addison

Comments

Jan Potts
12/14/16 03:05:42PM @jan-potts:

Yes, maybe in the "Instruments--specific luthiers" etc.  discussion.  I have several of Fred Martin's but am anxious to see his brother's.


Jan Potts
12/05/16 08:33:16PM @jan-potts:

I would love to know what you found out about the Martin dulcimers!


bluejooge
10/20/16 01:01:28AM @bluejooge:

I would jump at the Edd Presnell too. However, I don't collect dulcimers. I have 4 of them and would like to have fewer. The Blue Lion has sat here for years not getting the love it deserves... It is an ensemble instrument and my work situation hasn't allowed me to get with other players for a long time. I would just rather have the money right now. The difference in the bass, best I can tell, is the bottom end having extra room at both sides rather than just tapering off completely into the fretboard like an hourglass. The wood seems to be thicker and heavier and there is more sustain to it, but the body really doesn't have more depth. As you can hear from the videos, it does support the lower notes and wound strings, but any finer detail than that Janita can probably supply to you better than me. I'm sure you can take a standard string set rather than the wound ones and string it up to play like a regular dulcimer.


Estes George
10/19/16 08:45:33PM @george-desjardins:

 Yes, I am still interested, but when this came up I had to pounce on it, The
 historic preservation of some of these are hard to find. I was actually
 getting ready to contact you when this came up! Also I like to collect older,
 vintage, unique dulcimers.
 So, was curious why you're getting rid of it? Also what the difference
 between bass and standard dulcimers is, dimensions, depth? I know the tuning
 is different.
  And yes, have bought and sold many dulcimers over a few years. A dangerous hobby.
  I'm going to see if I can PM you, think I have to follow you first,


bluejooge
10/19/16 07:43:14PM @bluejooge:

Hello.....I see you have bought the Edd Presnell...are you still interested in my Blue Lion bass 6-string?


Sheryl St. Clare
10/18/16 08:49:17PM @sheryl-st-clare:

George, I am happy to send you more photos, I am trying to send you a pm so you can give me your personal email address... 


bluejooge
10/17/16 05:18:33PM @bluejooge:

It looks like you have sold dulcimers on here (or somewhere) before... How did you arrange it? Did you take payment before you sent? I can get an account on PayPal if that's what you want to do.


bluejooge
10/17/16 03:14:48AM @bluejooge:

Yes, it is! Just sitting and waiting for an interested party. Are you one of those? 😊


marg
04/07/16 12:46:49AM @marg:

Hi, I just read your post to lexie, where you said you had 2 Warren May dulcimers. I have one of his smaller ones called a ground hog. If yours have a moveable bridge could you measure about where it is. I am having trouble getting mine in a place where it is in tune all the way up to the 7th fret. I guess I could call the shop and ask Warren but was hoping I could get it. Buying used we can get some great deals but also some puzzles.

 


Lexie R Oakley
03/26/16 05:25:00PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Hi George, Thank you for checking in and I am happy you found this site.

I was reading about how you like collecting vintage dulcimers and how you restored that sad one which came to you dry and cracked and saw how lovely it looked when you finished.

George yes, the MD on my profile page was built by a member here on this site, Kevin Messager. He built this MD out of walnut, it is a replica of an luthier named Thomas from KY. Kevin also put a "mean tone" fret board on it. On this site there is an in depth discussions about this subject in which I can't explain easily, however the dulcimer sounds really sweet ole time silvery sound.

Kevin Messanger mostly builds replicas and knows history about them, he does fabulous work and does wood tuners, but my tuners are perfection tuners due to my arthritic hands I thought this would be easier.

I enjoyed looking at your collection of dulcimers, I only have 2 prize dulcimers, if you look at my pictures my other dulcimer is built by another member of this site Robert Schuler, my dulcimer he built is out of butternut, I love this wood. Robert Schuler bases his design on "Jefferies" another builder from the past. However, his set up is more modern, this dulcimer has a floating bridge and can be set up to be played equidesant, but I have it set up with 2 melody strings.

Take a look at my pictures if you haven't already. They are both really beautiful dulcimers and I love playing the, such a sweet sound.

George take a look at the building and historical group on this site, I hope you have talked to some of these knowledge and helpful people. 

I play noter/drone and really enjoy the ole time sound, it has been a very fun journey.

I hope you enjoy your dulcimer Journey and keep strummin' those sweet strings.

Lexie


Strumelia
01/09/16 05:18:44PM @strumelia:

Hi George,  you must list your asking price in your For Sale ad I'm afraid.  Please see the FAQ/Rules page for details on posting ads.  Thanks!


GulfVet
12/30/15 10:57:26PM @gulfvet:

George, I had put a ad on here for donated instruments that folks don't use anymore.  I am wanting to start a therapy group with fellow vets that suffer with depression and PTSD.  What kind of prices are you going to put on your instruments?


GulfVet
12/30/15 10:47:36PM @gulfvet:

Thank You for the welcome George.


Strumelia
11/27/15 04:56:30PM @strumelia:

Hi George, please see your INBOX for my private message- thanks! smile


Monica
08/18/15 10:30:55AM @monica:

Would love to hear it, do you have any recording. I don't see any photo attachment


Monica
08/17/15 08:46:56PM @monica:

Hi there George, just curious about those two dulcimers in your picture? Who made them they are very unuusual.


Christine Shoemaker
07/07/15 12:14:42AM @christine-shoemaker:

Hi there George!  I'm glad you're here!  What you are seeing in my picture is a Dulciborn.  I and others have videos of this dulcimer posted here.  Please feel free to go to my page and have a listen.  I sure would like to hear your cellomer!  Do you have any audio or video?  Thanks!


Ken Longfield
11/29/13 07:09:29PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD George. It's good to have you here.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


John E. Wood
11/29/13 09:37:41AM @john-e-wood:

Welcome George. Good to see you here on FOTMD. We look forward to your participation. Best wishes.


Karen Keane
11/29/13 08:42:52AM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!