ex machina

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Lover of musical instruments and old cameras. Break things for a living.

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ex machina
@ex-machina • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Mystery Dulcimer:
"Here's the blog post for the instrument in the video. Looks like the labeling was exterior as stickers so it's not surprising that mine have been removed..."
ex machina
@ex-machina • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Mystery Dulcimer:
"marg: Who ever made it, it looks nice.  Thanks, Marg, I thought it looked too nice to leave in the thrift shop, thought it would be fun to see if I..."
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@ex-machina • 3 weeks ago • comments: 519
Posted a new Comment on @jim-fawcett:
"Thanks, Jim, appreciate it!"
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@ex-machina • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Help me identify this MD (if at all possible)":
"Ken Hulme: File for "fit" reasons not aesthetics.  A string will normally set firmly into a V notch, but can slip around inside a saw kerf.  I have a set..."
ex machina
@ex-machina • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Help me identify this MD (if at all possible)":
"Ken Hulme: FWIW, we almost never leave a nut or bridge full height and cut slots down into it; we cut the height of a blank down to something reasonable..."
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ex machina
@ex-machina • 4 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @ex-machina:
"Ken Longfield: Welcome to FOTMD, Ex Machina. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions. Ken "The dulcimer..."
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@ex-machina • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Mystery Dulcimer:
"Well this Korean 70s MD looks very much like a simpler version of mine, so sure seems you guys are putting me on the right track!"
ex machina
@ex-machina • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Mystery Dulcimer:
"John Gribble: I believe that is a Korean-made instrument from the 19760s. The binding and center strip on the back are very guitar-like. It's quite..."
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@ex-machina • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Mystery Dulcimer:
"Thanks, all -- didn't occur to me that it might have been made overseas. I've uploaded a few more images showing the wood -- lacking any deep scratches in..."
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ex machina
@ex-machina • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Help me identify this MD (if at all possible)":
"Strumelia: Assuming the dulcimer's "zero fret" was positioned in the correct place, I have to ask- did you cut slots deep enough so that the strings rest..."
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@ex-machina • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Unknown maker":
"kfuller: Yes it is beautiful. And so well made. You could try contacting these guys in Roanoke to see if they could steer you in the right direction in..."
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@ex-machina • 4 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @ex-machina:
"Richard Streib: Welcome ex machina to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. Hoping someone will recognize your find and identify its maker..."
ex machina
@ex-machina • 4 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on @ex-machina:
"Benjamin W Barr Jr: Hi Ex Machina, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some..."
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@ex-machina • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Help me identify this MD (if at all possible)":
"Hi folks, I picked up a damaged mountain dulcimer from a thrift store for $20 before the lockdown and finally got around to cutting and slotting a..."
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@ex-machina • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Unknown maker":
"Wow, that's gorgeous. And from my home town!"
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Help me identify this MD (if at all possible)

Posted: Tuesday September 29 2020, 4:20 PM
By: @ex machina

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Jim Fawcett
09/29/20 04:56:28PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey ex-machina, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


ex machina
09/28/20 10:07:45PM @ex-machina:

Ken Longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Ex Machina. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Thanks, Ken!


Ken Longfield
09/28/20 07:12:54PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Ex Machina. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


ex machina
09/28/20 04:31:44PM @ex-machina:

Richard Streib:

Welcome ex machina to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. Hoping someone will recognize your find and identify its maker and perhaps some history of it. It certainly looks nice. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.

Thanks, Richard, appreciate it!


ex machina
09/28/20 04:31:01PM @ex-machina:

Benjamin W Barr Jr:

Hi Ex Machina, 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

Thanks much, Ben!


Richard Streib
09/28/20 04:30:20PM @richard-streib:

Welcome ex machina to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. Hoping someone will recognize your find and identify its maker and perhaps some history of it. It certainly looks nice. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
09/28/20 02:31:22PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Ex Machina, 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