tukanu

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Location: Colorado Springs
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I am an instrument builder living in Colorado. I began building dulcimers in 2005, and also build ukuleles and mandolins. You can see some examples of my work on my website. Cripple Creek Mandolins.

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tukanu
@tukanu • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Created a new Audio File:
Cripple Creek
tukanu
@tukanu • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Building the stick banjo...what is the correct name?:
"Finished my Dulcijo. I decided it needed more volume, so I added a resonator made of a wooded plate. The plate is acacia, which is a tone wood."
tukanu
@tukanu • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Building the stick banjo...what is the correct name?:
"A web search for various names shows "Dulcijo" to be the most common.  Several banjo builders use the term. It is not a trademark name, so I guess that..."
tukanu
@tukanu • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Building the stick banjo...what is the correct name?:
"Thanks Ken. I guess I got a little confused because there is a group here called Stick Dulcimers and Strumsticks. I thought it was a 'catch all' for stick..."
tukanu
@tukanu • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Building the stick banjo...what is the correct name?:
"Thanks Strumelia...good explanation. I was thinking the diatonic scale, 3 course, and 1/5/4  had more to do with it. "Stick" from strum stick, combined with..."
tukanu
@tukanu • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Building the stick banjo...what is the correct name?:
"Strumelia: As primarily a banjo player, I'd agree with Ken. This is a "diatonically fretted banjo". There are existing traditional old banjos, usually..."
tukanu
@tukanu • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Swallowtail Jig on a stick dulcimer:
"Well done...thank for posting"
tukanu
@tukanu • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fret Markers?":
"3 7 10 are pretty common"
tukanu
@tukanu • 3 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Celtic Strum:
"Robin Thompson: Truly, a beautiful instrument and it sounds lovely!  Thank you"
tukanu
@tukanu • 3 months ago • comments: 2
Celtic Strum
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tukanu
@tukanu • 3 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Building the Celtic Strum:
"Just finished this Celtic strum."
tukanu
@tukanu • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Created a new Audio File:
Cantiga 384 on a Celtic Strum
tukanu
@tukanu • 3 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Building the Celtic Strum:
"More construction photos. It's ready for the finish, and should sing in a couple of weeks. Note the 1 1/2 fret."

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Building the stick banjo...what is the correct name?


I'm waiting for some part before I can finish this stick banjo. It has a...
@tukanu 2 months ago - Comments: 12
tukanu

Building the Celtic Strum


The strum stick, or stick dulcimer, is the kissing cousin of the...
@tukanu 3 months ago - Comments: 11
tukanu

Building the dulcimer/mandolin based on Musicmaker's plans


  I recently case across a set of free mandolin plans from...
@tukanu 3 years ago - Comments: 5

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Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek


@tukanu
2 weeks ago - Comments: 1
Cantiga 384 on a Celtic Strum

Cantiga 384 on a Celtic Strum


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3 months ago - Comments: 5
Angels

Angels


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3 years ago - Comments: 4

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tukanu
06/24/18 02:10:16PM @tukanu:

Thanks Marge. I just got some curly cherry and plan on making a couple of dulcimers out of it.


marg
06/24/18 12:34:57AM @marg:

Beautiful instruments on your web site

 


Ken Longfield
06/23/18 05:10:26PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Tukanu. It is good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Benjamin W Barr Jr
06/21/18 11:04:09PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Tukanu, 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


Rob N Lackey
06/21/18 09:33:09PM @rob-n-lackey:

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

Rob

 


Richard Streib
06/21/18 08:19:56PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Tukanu to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.


Jim Fawcett
06/21/18 05:11:50PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Tukanu, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.