Cottage Timbre

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Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I am a long time guitar player who recently has discovered the dulcimer. I am very much a novice player at this time, but wish to play better. I am also drawn by the romance of this instrument, and want to partake of the tradition of building of dulcimers.

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Cottage Timbre
@cottage-timbre • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Russell "Russ" Green":
"I'm afraid that I can shed no light on Russ Green. But I recently acquired one of his dulcimers. I agree with your assessment. Really, a high quality build,..."
Cottage Timbre
@cottage-timbre • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Finger Board Replacement:
"Well, it's definitely not a high fret. I was thinking of squirting a little superglue or similar adhesive under the frets once lifted. But there is something..."
Cottage Timbre
@cottage-timbre • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Finger Board Replacement:
"Thanks for all the suggestions. I think I may try lifting the first second and third frets a little. Is there a special tool or method to achieve this?"
Cottage Timbre
@cottage-timbre • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Created a new Group discussion "Finger Board Replacement":
"Okay, the title says it all. I have acquired a older dulcimer (probably from a kit). It looks pretty good and sounds quite good except... there is a slight..."

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Cottage Timbre

Finger Board Replacement


Okay, the title says it all. I have acquired a older dulcimer (probably...
@Cottage Timbre 2 months ago - Comments: 9
Cottage Timbre

The Physics of Sound as it Pertains to Dulcimers


I am new to this forum as well as new to dulcimers and making them. So...
@Cottage Timbre 6 months ago - Comments: 20

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Ken Longfield
10/11/23 12:27:21PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Cottage-Timbre. I am glad to hear about your interest in mountain dulcimers. You will find a good deal of information about this instrument here from history to building to playing. If you can't find answers to your questions using the search function, just ask. We are happy to help.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Richard Streib
10/10/23 07:48:38PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Cottage-Timbre to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This site has lots of information on all aspects of the mountain dulcimer. Look around and join in the discussions. There a number of folks here who know a lot of the history of the mountain dulcimer. You have come to the correct place.


Ben Barr Jr
10/10/23 05:48:17PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Timbre, 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


Cottage Timbre
10/10/23 02:06:40PM @cottage-timbre:

Thanks for the warm welcome! I look forward to getting to know the community.


Jim Fawcett
10/10/23 06:52:07AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Timbre, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.