MattMorin

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Location: Haverhill, MA
Country: USA

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Thanks for the warm welcome. 
A little about me… I’m a Experiential Educator and when COVID hit I made the transition to teaching woodworking to proven risk young adults. (18-25) Growing up with a passion for the arts especially working with wood. It didn’t take long to decide I might enjoy building a dulcimer between sessions with my idle time. With a little coaching from a coworker who has been doing this for some time I started to explore. In my cover picture you’ll see my first two. Little Bear and Big Bear.

Little Bear is asymmetric 27.5 scale length tuned in DAD. Mahogany back and sides with red spruce top milled from my own property and a walnut finger board, neck and peg stock. Using Deer antler for the nut, saddle and break.

Big Bear is a 26.875 scale length tuned in AEA. Curly walnut back top and sides. Wenge and birds eye maple finger board, flamed birch peg stock and ebony nut saddle and break. Both have laser cut sound holes and etched artwork along the fretboard and peg stock. 

I have just begun my third and am excited to see where this journey takes me. Always looking to improve and try new skills. This level of woodworking is a new challenge in patients and not getting stuck perseverating on the tiniest details.

Thanks again for the warm welcome and allowing me into this group. 

Best

Matt

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MattMorin
@mattmorin • 2 days ago • comments: 22
Posted a new Comment on suggestions for pick ups:
"Alright I’m glueing on my K&K pure mini acoustic guitar pickup today on my teardrop bass mountain dulcimer. It’s all Cherry 35” long 3” deep and 11”..."
MattMorin
@mattmorin • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @mattmorin:
"Well… I thought it was going to take longer to build a third. I’m going to attempt to build this one from one log. Bass or Baritone in size with a 27 7/8”..."

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MattMorin
10/12/22 04:37:40PM @mattmorin:

Well… I thought it was going to take longer to build a third. I’m going to attempt to build this one from one log. Bass or Baritone in size with a 27 7/8” scale length. 
New England Cherry. I grabbed the Pure Mini Pickup and a nice set of Grover tuners. Three more parts to rough mill then a million more steps… shooting to be a holiday gift. originaloriginal


Rob N Lackey
10/12/22 08:30:32AM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Matt, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Great looking builds; will be looking forward to seeing more as the time passes.  Hope you enjoy it here.


Ben Barr Jr
10/08/22 01:28:08PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Matt, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

Ben


marg
10/06/22 04:50:43PM @marg:

Welcome, nice looking Little Bear & Big Bear


Jim Fawcett
09/30/22 06:32:12AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Matt, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Richard Streib
09/29/22 07:45:05PM @richard-streib:

Welcome MattMorin to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful community of dulcimer enthusiasts. You may want to consider joining the Dulcimer Building group with your interest in building.


Ken Longfield
09/29/22 05:54:33PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Matt. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Rob N Lackey
09/28/22 09:19:55PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Matt, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.