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Playing the MD with a Chop Stick
I have an older recording of Mary Faith Rhodes, back from the early...
@Michael W. Fluegge 10 years ago - Comments: 14
Scale length vs. VSL vibrating string length
Ladies and Gentlemen,The first time I ever heard of, respectively read...
@Michael W. Fluegge 10 years ago - Comments: 8
I haven't been too active building dulcimers and such in the past 2 1/2...
@Michael W. Fluegge 10 years ago - Comments: 2
My first Galax. String gauge suggestions please
It is halfways finished: my first Galax dulcimer.I ran into a bunch of...
@Michael W. Fluegge 10 years ago - Comments: 15
Whoever will see this, please, don't react immy, take your time, drink a...
@Michael W. Fluegge 10 years ago - Comments: 5
Dulcimer Head Variations
I took the same template for three slightly different heads.To achieve a...
@Michael W. Fluegge 10 years ago - Comments: 5
Fretwire, thin or wide?
I normally use fretwire which could be described as 'mandolin'...
@Michael W. Fluegge 10 years ago - Comments: 4
George Pickow, Jean Ritchie and Jon
Back in 1985 I attended the Pine Mountain Dulcimer Festival for the...
@Michael W. Fluegge 10 years ago - Comments: 9
You see, in the old days when I was young and poor andstill lived in...
@Michael W. Fluegge 10 years ago - Comments: 24
Greetings Michael! Your presence is missed here, I hope you are well.
Best wishes ...Strumelia
Hi Michael! My hourglass #0541/803049 is a very light instrument. What kind of woods did you use to built it?
That is good to know about ebony. In that case, I am going to keep a picture of the MD listed on ebay for a future order. I don't know how far in the future, but I hope that it is not too, too far . Like I said, it is the most beautiful MD that I have ever seen...
Pleasure to be your friend, too, Michael. You didn't miss much, I think, passing through Memphis--we only live here because of my wife's job--we are trying to move back to the birthplace of the MD (around the Appalachian Mts. where we lived for 4 years previously). I would love to play/own one of your dulcimers, but I play noter/drone style and tend to wear down the fretboard just north of the strum hollow where I whip the quill across the strings--I would absolutely hate to do that to one of your creations. Then, again, perhaps playing the slower tunes with an upright quill over the strum hollow would be just the thing... I am going to watch the ebay bidding with great interest!
Hello again Michael. That is a very fair price for such a beautiful instrument. Sadly, as I suspected, well beyond my budget. I hope he/she goes to a loving home.
Hello Michael. Your Epinette is spectacular. I fear it may be well beyond my budget but thought I would ask how much she is anyway. Thanks Helen.
Thank you Michael,you are an amazing craftsman. Your instruments are works of Art.
Your hourglass #0541/803049 has stayed in Brittany since 4 years. It's a very pleasant instrument to play, and I usually tune it CAD.
Wellcome to FOTMD community!
Thanx Michael. I have been messing about with dulcimers since the early 70s as a hard-core dedicated N&D player. Built a couple hundred dulcimers of my own design over the years, too.
Pleased to be back in touch again, Michael.
Bought this from London a few years back and we had a brief email conversation about it.
All the best.
And now Michael's....! It's the one on the left.
Welcome to FOTMD and the Europe/UK section specifically. We look forward to seeing even more of your beautiful instruments.
Seeing there is no "Friends of the Epinette" site, I hope people will allow me to show here another example of Michael's craftmanship. It's a compact version of the double depth concert hummel/epinette, made from some unusual european and african woods. And for the sake of balance and anglo-german harmony, I include one of John Henry's superb reproductions of a historic instrument...er, it's the one with strings on if you're not sure...!
...Oh and Michael has a even more wicked sense of humour than John, particularly after a glass or two of schnapps...!
My pleasure to accept Michael !
Hallo Michael,nice to hear from you here!Ich habe schon einige deiner Dulcimer gesehen - sehr schn!
Hey Michael. welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.
Michael, I didn't realize I had read about you in DPN way back in the late 80's. You make some pretty and good sounding instruments!
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!
Hi Michael, 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.
Welcome, Michael, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here.
Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!