Dulcimer Dave

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Location: Denver, NC
Country: United States

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At Merlefest in 2004, heard an old fella playing what he referred to as his "Hog Fiddle". Fell in love with the sound and spent six months looking for a "Hog Fiddle". Finally rescued an old (number 3) Folk Roots from 1973 that someone had hanging on their wall. Used to belong to their Dad but it'd hung there for ten years, no one played it and would I like it. We negotiated a good price and I am still playing that instrument today. It needs refinishing, and lately I've gotten the idea that I'd like to build them as well. I also love to hand the instrument to kids too and watch their faces light up when they can make "music" without having to learn complicated chord forms.

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Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave • 6 days ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on To Drive the Cold Winter Away:
"Simply beautiful and a gorgeous dulcimer too!  "
Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Thank you folks,  She mostly sleeps under an old Magnolia tree nowadays. And Strumelia, she is a sweet girl. When our Daughter was little, and had her..."
Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"This is my old girl, Callie. Found her wandering alongside the road 13 years ago. She is by far th best dog I’ve ever had the pleasure of sharing my home..."
Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Do you have a pre 1989 FolkRoots or CapriTaurus dulcimer (made by Howard Rugg)?":
"Dusty, The red dulcimer on the right in my profile pic is a homemade one that was started in the 40’s, but never completed. I have what I need to finish it,..."
Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Do you have a pre 1989 FolkRoots or CapriTaurus dulcimer (made by Howard Rugg)?":
"Hi Patricia, Ken Longfield told me that Howard was still building (or maybe it was Bing).  I have not been in contact with him, but I have had conversations..."
Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Do you have a pre 1989 FolkRoots or CapriTaurus dulcimer (made by Howard Rugg)?":
"Elvensong - and a beauty she is! I bought mine off of craigslist, in the ad it’s said “my Dad bought this years ago and it’s been hanging on his wall ever..."
Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Do you have a pre 1989 FolkRoots or CapriTaurus dulcimer (made by Howard Rugg)?":
"Hi Patricia,  sorry about being late to the party, but I have a Folkroots made in 1974: the label inside says RR&J, Ruggs Ruggs and Jaekel, I believe...."
Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Inexpensive short dulcimer":
"Hi Lisa,   i have a Naylor Dulcimer, pre buyout, and I just acquired it. The instrument has a very nice sound and I find it easy to play. I also have a..."
Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Butternut/Cherry Sow Hogfiddle:
"Love it!"
Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Black Mountain vs Walnut Valley":
"Thank you both very much for your responses, now let’s see if th USPS can get it here in time for Christmas!"
Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave • one month ago
@dulcimer-dave is now following @ken-longfield
Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave • one month ago • comments: 27
Posted a new Comment on Toyland:
"Wow! I've never heard a baritone dulcimer before and now I want one!  Your playing is superb. Thank you."
Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Black Mountain vs Walnut Valley":
"Howdy all, I’m in the market for a new instrument ( because when are we not?) and I found a couple I like. One was made in the 90’s by a company named..."

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Lucky Dave
01/27/17 09:25:44AM @dulcimer-dave:

 What a wonderful welcome, Thank you all!  I have a slight correction. My Dulcimer was made by "Folk Roots" in the 70's not "Folkways".  

I am looking forward to all of this.

Dave


Benjamin W Barr Jr
01/26/17 10:13:39PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Dave, 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


Rob N Lackey
01/26/17 10:01:04PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Dave, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob

 


Jim Fawcett
01/26/17 09:48:40PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Dave, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Ken Longfield
01/26/17 08:57:43PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Dulcimer Dave. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."