I'm sure you will enjoy it Greg.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
In a week or so.
You say it so much better!!!
Well, Dan, you are going to be adding to this gallery of North Carolina dulcimers in the near future.
Dan didn't identify the makers of the original dulcimers upon which these reproductions were based.
The hourglass dulcimer was based upon a 1935 Ben Hicks dulcimer.
The boat-shaped dulcimer was based upon a 1926 Emanuel Hicks dulcimer pictured in the L. Allen Smith book. Emanuel Hicks was the uncle of Ben Hicks.
The teardrop-shaped dulcimer was based upon the 1950s Frank Linney Glenn dulcimer owned by Ralph Lee Smith and pictured on the cover of Ralph's Greenwich Village book. Frank Linney Glenn was the brother-in-law of Leonard Glenn.
All three builders had Watauga County, NC roots. Dan is currently building a fourth North Carolina reproduction based upon a 1930s Nathan Hicks dulcimer originally owned by Phoebe Rous and now owned by our very own Steve Carney.