Randy S. Bretz

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Location: Annville, PA
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Hush Little Baby

Hush Little Baby


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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace


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Sunshine

Sunshine


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The Water is Wide

The Water is Wide


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05 Stone Cabin Run

05 Stone Cabin Run


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13 Back to the Barrel, Boys!

13 Back to the Barrel, Boys!


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01 Huckleberry Road (Ed's Birthday S

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Morning snow

Morning snow


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Cigar box dulcimer

Cigar box dulcimer


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4 years ago - Comments: 4
Hollow limb dulcimer

Hollow limb dulcimer


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4 years ago - Comments: 10
Washboard Lullaby

Washboard Lullaby


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Down to Earth band

Down to Earth band


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For Sale - Handcarved noter set

Posted: Friday November 18 2016, 7:17 PM
By: @hugssandi

A Very Merry Christmas to all my New Friends

Posted: Friday December 25 2009, 10:19 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

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Joseph Besse
02/22/16 03:28:07PM @joseph-besse:

Hi Randy, I bought a noter from you in 2012 shaped like an hour glass dulcimer. I seem to have misplaced it or someone liked it better than me, LOL!! Anyway I would like another one. Are you still making them or some others I might like. Please let me know. My email is: joebesse@aol.com

Thanks a lot.


Stephanie Stuckwisch
11/09/13 04:05:52PM @stephanie-stuckwisch:

Hi Randi, Do you still make the noters shaped like a mountain dulcimer? Stephanie


Dana R. McCall
09/06/13 09:28:43PM @dana-r-mccall:

Randy I wore the jewelry you made all during the Homer Ledford Festival. Everyone loved it and kept wanting to know where to get some. It is beautiful and I wear it all the time.


Dana R. McCall
07/07/12 11:58:30AM @dana-r-mccall:

Great I'll send you any buisness I can:)


Robin Thompson
06/27/12 09:10:05PM @robin-thompson:

Saw where your jewelry will be in AZ-- how cool is that!

I'll keep my eyes open for the pendant photo later tomorrow.

Thanks a million, Randy!


Donna Stevens
06/27/12 10:14:15AM @donna-stevens:

Randy! I would love to get the 4th from the right on the top row (buffalo horn) and the first one on the top row on the left.... and yes, if you could carve them down to a flat tip! Thank you!!!


Donna Stevens
06/26/12 10:54:53AM @donna-stevens:

Hi Randy!! What is the price range for the noters??? Thanks, Donna


Randy S. Bretz
06/23/12 11:27:55AM @randy-s-bretz:

http://www.singnplay.com/images/goldtone/gold-tone_dulciborn.jpg Has anyone seen these yet...bet it has a really loud sound.


Dana R. McCall
06/20/12 10:23:02AM @dana-r-mccall:

I know I will Randy, can't wait to get them and wear them. Wish I had them to wear to KMW tomorrow:( could have got you a lot of buisness.


Cindi Zechman
05/30/12 07:08:12PM @cindi-zechman:

Randy, add my name to your list of requestors....I think one would look nice on a small chain as a necklace

Oh, and, Phil....if you braid part of your beard you could put one in there....it would look just fab....Grin.gif


Joseph Besse
05/01/12 10:03:30PM @joseph-besse:

Thanks Randy for the quick service. Grin.gif


Nancy Patterson
05/01/12 03:55:01PM @nancy-patterson:

Thank you Randy!! I can't wait to see them!!


Barbara P
04/24/12 07:23:38AM @barbara-p:

Randy!!!! I love the noter!!! It is completely perfect!


Steven Gonzales
04/08/12 03:03:45AM @steven-gonzales:
Thanks! They are not fancy, just a poplar neck and finger board with the neck running through the cigar box. I cut bolts for the nut and bridge.
Robin Thompson
03/01/11 11:02:11AM @robin-thompson:

Hey, Randy!

My small BD is fretted chromatically like a guitar is.

String gauges you may want to try for your new build are these:

.013 (melody)

.017 (middle)

.026 (bass)

On the bass I've got a cello string, though, and don't remember the size of it. You may want to try a flat-wound guitar string. (I may try one myself sometime because cello strings are expensive!)

I'll bet The Water is Wide is sounding good on your new BD! It's a beauty of a tune.

Have fun!


Robin Thompson
02/22/11 10:15:28PM @robin-thompson:

That new bowed creation just looks cool, Randy!

I'm heading to my folks' tomorrow and will look for your video tomorrow eve-- look forward to hearing it!


George Beckwith
11/06/10 03:41:29PM @george-beckwith:
Hey Randy, Thanks for the look. I have more than is listed. Just let me know what you need. I will do my best to take care of you. Don't be affraid to ask questions.Thanks for the look.George
Robin Thompson
10/17/10 12:05:45AM @robin-thompson:
One thing I'd wonder about that bowed psaltery bow, Randy, is whether there's enough heft to it to help you pull enough sound from your BD. Maybe weight won't be a problem for you because you've got a pick-up. . .I've got opposite trouble sometimes-- I run out of bow real estate once in awhile.
Robin Thompson
10/08/10 07:43:52PM @robin-thompson:
Randy,I imagine your bowed sounds as great as it looks! So neat that you've built this.
Robin Thompson
10/07/10 07:20:12PM @robin-thompson:
I bet it'll have a neat sound, Randy. Hope you get a chance to record it!