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 • 3 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on DAA to DAd:
"If your current melody strings are visibly lighter(smaller) than your middle string, you can probably tune up to a d without breaking the string.  If the..."
Bob Stephens
@bob-stephens • 2 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Playing a made-up tune on my Scheitholt:
"Both the instrument and the music are lovely.  Glad you are back to building instruments."
Bob Stephens
@bob-stephens • 2 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Stephens Lutherie mountain dulcimer:
"Dusty,  All I can say is in the few days I had the prototype before delivering it to Aaron, it didn't improve my playing noticeably.  It was a lot of fun to..."
Bob Stephens
@bob-stephens • 2 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Stephens Lutherie mountain dulcimer:
"Aaron O'Rourke just posted a new video demonstrating the nylon string dulcimer on a Scottish lute tune.  Gives a good sense of the unique tonal character of..."
Bob Stephens
@bob-stephens • 2 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Stephens Lutherie mountain dulcimer:
"Since my body still seems to be on China time, I had way too much time to think last night and I thought of another major difference between my nylon string..."
Bob Stephens
@bob-stephens • 2 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Stephens Lutherie mountain dulcimer:
"Dusty Turtle, You make a good point about whether or not having a radiused fretboard as a standard feature is the way to go.  From the luthiers point of..."
Bob Stephens
@bob-stephens • 2 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Stephens Lutherie mountain dulcimer:
"Robin, No I haven't tied anything fretless yet.  It does sound interesting however.  I don't think the sound would be appreciably different with or without..."
Bob Stephens
@bob-stephens • 2 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Stephens Lutherie mountain dulcimer:
"DustyTurtle, I am afraid I didn't make myself clear when I referred to "high volume" (I edited my post below).  I meant volume in terms of the number of..."
Bob Stephens
@bob-stephens • 2 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Stephens Lutherie mountain dulcimer:
"I thought of a few additional differences between the nylon string and steel string instruments. While the use of the CNC router is valuable tool on the..."
Bob Stephens
@bob-stephens • 2 months ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Stephens Lutherie mountain dulcimer:
"Dusty-Turtle, Just got back from three weeks in China and I am trying to catch up with the interest Aaron is creating in the nylon string dulcimer.  I will..."

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Gail Wilcox
07/15/10 08:30:27AM @gail-wilcox:
Hi Bob,Welcome to FOTMD. I lived in Brookfield for almost 30 years. There is a small group that used to play - I don't think they had a group name, but if you don't already know about them, given some time, I might be able to dredge up a contact for you.
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!