Bob Stephens

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Location: Indian Land, SC
Country: US

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Luthier specializing in innovative high end mountain dulcimers.  More information is available at stephenslutherie.com.

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Bob Stephens
@bob-stephens • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Building the Celtic Strum:
"This is a very interesting project and I am looking forward to seeing and hopefully hearing the final instrument.  Beautiful workmanship.  Building sister..."
Bob Stephens
@bob-stephens • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Fret Placement on Chromatic Dulcimer?:
"I tend to use the stewmac calculator.  If I need frets beyond those provided on the dulcimer selection, I just call it a guitar and select the frets needed..."
Bob Stephens
@bob-stephens • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on 3D Printing Dulcimers:
"Nate, I printed in PLA which is the least expensive material.  Good for prototypes.  It is reasonably strong and quite rigid, which I think is important...."
Bob Stephens
@bob-stephens • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on 3D Printed Dulcimer:
"I am sure that very playable beginner dulcimers could be made with a printed body.  I haven't tried one with a printed top so I don't know how much would be..."
Bob Stephens
@bob-stephens • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Liked a group discussions item created by @bob-stephens: 3D Printing Dulcimers
Bob Stephens
@bob-stephens • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on 3D Printing Dulcimers:
"I had always thought that the improvement was due to less bracing and weight under the bridge, but this instrument has a soundboard that was braced to..."
Bob Stephens
@bob-stephens • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on 3D Printed Dulcimer:
"Yes, the photo shows the fixture that is temporally holding the top on until I am ready to permanently glue it in place.  The tone is amazing.  I will be..."
Bob Stephens
Bob Stephens
@bob-stephens • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on 3D Printing Dulcimers:
"I am sure Aaron O'Rourke will oblige with a clip when I get one into his hands.  "
Bob Stephens
@bob-stephens • 2 months ago • comments: 11
Created a new Group discussion "3D Printing Dulcimers":
"The following is the latest blog posting from my website for anyone interested in 3D Printing a dulcimer.  It can be done and the result could be..."
Dulcimer Making

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Bob Stephens

3D Printing Dulcimers


The following is the latest blog posting from my website for...
@Bob Stephens 2 months ago - Comments: 11
Bob Stephens

In pursuit of the ultimate dulcimer


I have recently decided to suspend production of dulcimers for the...
@Bob Stephens last year - Comments: 8
Bob Stephens

String spacing and fretboard width


I would like to know the string spacing and fretboard width typically...
@Bob Stephens last year - Comments: 4

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Bill Lewis
07/08/10 02:39:56PM @bill-lewis:
Welcome to FOTMD Bob. Grin.gif
Rod Westerfield
07/08/10 01:04:31PM @rod-westerfield:
welcome Bob glad ya joined the FOTMD family Smile.gif
Sue Simms
07/08/10 08:52:05AM @sue-simms:
W Smile.gif elcome Bob, great seeing another FOTMD join us
Strumelia
07/07/10 11:28:41PM @strumelia:
A warm welcome to you Bob!