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Jill Geary

Wood and tuning for a McSpadden Ginger


Hi all, I'm planning on getting a Ginger. I'd appreciate your opinions on wood selection and tuning. I'm leaning toward walnut back and sides -...
@Jill Geary started 5 years ago - replies: 6
Ballad Gal

Playing smaller dulcimers


Do those who have smaller dulcimers--say 24" vsl, or less--and also have a larger dulcimer find that they can play faster on the smaller dulcimer...
@Ballad Gal started last year - replies: 6
nick o'sullivan

A little tune on my eedybeedy


This is a hardingfele tune called Felefeber written by Annbjrg Lien, played on my all mahogany eedybeedy octave dulcimer. When played with a...
@nick o'sullivan started 5 years ago - replies: 12
Susie

Little Dulcimer List...What Type Do You Like and Why?


If someone was in the market for a "little dulcimer", which type would you recommend and why?...Octave vs non-octave, D vs G, VSL, voice, etc.
@Susie started 8 years ago - replies: 33
hugssandi

In love with my Wren from Feather Dulcimer!!!


I know I've posted a lot about this in the last few days, but I want to leave this here as well in case someone comes searching little dulcimers...
@hugssandi started 4 years ago - replies: 6
Don Grundy

DAd


Can any size dulcimer be strong and tuned DAd?
@Don Grundy started 2 years ago - replies: 5
Pete Staehling

Tiny Dulcimers


I have been building quite a few small dulcimers, but lately I have recently been building quite a few of my smallest ones. I have had several...
@Pete Staehling started 5 years ago - replies: 8
Dusty Turtle

The Little Dulcimers Little List


OK folks, this effort was inevitable at some point. I have begun compiling a list of makers of mini or octavedulcimers. Please offer additions...
@Dusty Turtle started 9 years ago - replies: 96
John Gribble

The Wren Has Landed


I recently received a new Wren travel dulcimer from Pete Staehling of Feather Dulcimer. Here are my impressions.First off, this thing is cute as a...
@John Gribble started 6 years ago - replies: 12
Cindy Stammich

String size and keys


I have a Ron Ewing 3-string Dulcimette. It has a really sweet sound. I am just wondering how to determine the best size strings to use, and what...
@Cindy Stammich started 5 years ago - replies: 13
Kay Bolin

Howard Rugg CapriTaurus Short Scale Model


I'm looking for a small dulcimer that's DAd (in the same octave as standard dulcimers). Do any of you have one of Howard's new ones? I'd love to...
@Kay Bolin started 4 years ago - replies: 1
Sheryl St. Clare

String Gauges for Don Neuhauser Double D Dulcimer


Greetings, Can anyone recommend string gauges for a Don Neuhauser Double D dulcimerĀ 
@Sheryl St. Clare started 5 years ago - replies: 5
Strumelia

Little dulcimer...or epinette?


So just out of curiosity (and maybe in my capacity as troublemaker...lol) When is it a 'little dulcimer' and when is it an 'epinette' ? Are...
@Strumelia started 5 years ago - replies: 4
Pete Staehling

How Little is Little?


I have been specializing in small dulcimers for some time, but have been expanding the size range of my instruments. The short end of the scale...
@Pete Staehling started 6 years ago - replies: 4
Colleen Hailey

My New Oriole


I've been a member of this group for a while, and I now am the proud possessor of my own little dulcimer. The Oriole, made by Pete Staehling,...
@Colleen Hailey started 6 years ago - replies: 5
Peter W.

Folkroots Travel Dulcimer with "Galax" back


Does anybody have any experience with the FolkRoots travel dulcimer with "Galax" back?...
@Peter W. started 6 years ago - replies: 3
Pete Staehling

More little dulcimers


I have built quite a few since I last posted here (about a dozen). They have been getting progressively nicer as I have gained experience. The...
@Pete Staehling started 6 years ago - replies: 10
Maryann Lang

Custom short dulcimer in the planning stage


Talking with a local luthier about a custom 20 inch vsl dulcimer - so excited about the possibilities! Will be nice to discuss design/options in...
@Maryann Lang started 6 years ago - replies: 3
Pete Staehling

Tiny Dulcimer


I built a little Gdg dulcimer that is only 17" long and has a VSL of 16". I screwed it up in a number of ways and almost pitched it in the trash a...
@Pete Staehling started 6 years ago - replies: 13
Monterey

Who made it & when?


We bought a little Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer last night. It was advertised as an "antique instrument" and was being sold as part of the...
@Monterey started 6 years ago - replies: 13
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