Welcome to our friendly dulcimer social club, Dtortorich!
Certainly looks like a nice instrument and one with good tonal quality.
I live in central North Carolina about 18 miles south of Raleigh. I have owned a dulcimer for 20+ years and for many years did not play due to lack of a local teacher. DVDs and other video or even cassettes back in the day did not work for me. Few people in my area know what a mountain dulcimer is. Some know about hammered dulcimer. I found a "local" group about 18 months ago meeting weekly 54 miles away. It is a group that is 95% retirees. I have joined them and am finally learning to play this beautiful instrument.
Hi Glad you are enjoying the dulcimer. I guess I may appear to be a young fella, and compared to '49, '54 may seem that way (year I was born: current age 63). Certainly would love to see pics of your six string dulcimer. Picture is maybe 3-4 years old. Ben
Welcome to FOTMD, Dtortorich. It's good to have you aboard.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
Hey D, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.
Hi Dtortorich, 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.
Welcome, Dtortorich, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here.
Dtortorich Welcome to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. So glad you joined. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.