Sounds like you have a full plate! Hopefully we'll run into you somewhere this summer!
Thanks! I got your message and replied earlier. We appreciate you very much!
Sounds great, Chuck. I'm a real workaholic ... work half days (12 hours!). But I'm usually home every other weekend ... sometimes more. We can set up some time when it warms up a bit! Not really much of a woodworking facility. I call it the "Hobbit Wood Shop". It's a corner-and-a-half of my garage.So far just about every dulcimer I've built is an experiment of some sort. One of these days I'm going to set out to build one that isn't "special" so I'll have a really nice one. #11 looks like a willow leaf (cheesy workmanship). #13 is a Galax back ellipse, #16 a 6-string teardrop, 19-21 were odd size (compact, bass, etc, some with 1-1/2 fret), #22 a courting model (kinda nice)... then there's the pseudo-sheitholt. Several were gifts to my fiance in Christiansburg. I mostly play #25 (made from material salvaged from the "courting explosion". I call it Frankenstein.) and #27 (my most recent ... mahogany 3-string). Sheesh, what a mess! (Keeps me off the streets though!)
Actually ... on the other side of Military Hwy from the CBN area.Back in '66 I heard Brian Jones play dulcimer (whatever that is!) on Lady Jane. No one here had any info. Finally bought a kit from Ramblin' Condrad Folk Music Shop in Norfolk in '75. Figured I could build some on my own. Between '75 and '77 I built 9 (VERY crude). Makes Eddy Thomas stuff look like Strats! Interest re-kindled in late 2009. Dusted off some tools and built #10. Then #11 ... and on and on. Lat one completed was #27 in May of 2012. Starting some pegs heads for 28-30 now. Sheesh!
Hope you survived the storm with little or no consequence!
I'm sorta in the armpit ... across the street from Chesapeake and around the corner from Norfolk. Military Highway and Indian River Road. (It's the house full of dulcimers!) Are you still building?
Glad we're fotmd friends too Chuck!
Hi Chuck- see your inbox for my message.
Thank you Chuck for letting me know. I am obligated that date to prepare meals for our Missions Conference. I am thrilled to know there is another MD player in Va. Beach. It gets a little lonely over here. I would appreciate the info in case I can get creative and can slip away.
Welcome, Chuck, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here.
Wouldn't miss it for the world! Glad you found FOTMD!
Howdy and welcome to the FOTMD gang!
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!
Hey Chuck, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.
Hi Chuck, and welcome to the world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn and exchange ideas about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.