New Thomas-style dulcimer with milk-paint finish
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Looks very nice, John.
Wow, Randal, you have a beautiful dulcimer and a bargain at that. I wish you well as you learn more and learn how to enjoy your special find.
I have not noticed any problems. Sounds like a wonderful move to the new server.
Hope it goes smooth as buttermilk.
A very unique dulcimer. Why are you selling it?
Nate, that is a real treasure. A wonderful gift to you.
The dulcimer community has lost another great one. My sympathies are extended to the family and loved ones of Gary Sager.
So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He was a great guy and a wonderful builder. He built a couple of dulcimers for me that demonstrated beautiful craftsmanship and wonderful sound. My sincere sympathies to his family and loved ones.
I have cut smallish pieces of 2000 or 4000 grit sandpaper and glued them on picks to help with keeping them where they belong.
My guess---and it is that---is some sort of change due to being in the presence of other metals for the multitude of strings in your bucket. They should be fine to clean them and use them if they are not rusted or corroded to the point of risking breakage.
So sad to hear. God's grace to Missy.
Awesome. Glad you finally connected and now have the dulcimer in hand. Thanks for sharing your success.
Thanks Robin for posting this.
Interesting Story. Thanks for sharing.
Help somebody today---what a wonderful way to pattern your life. Time was, and still is in some of the smaller more rural communities in America, that this was something very normal for everyone. Would it not be a wonderful world if more folks would do this kind of thing and remove themselves from the primary focus of their lives. Some say it takes a Village. I say it takes a neighbor whose focus is on others rather than himself.
I have used some of the free programs on line with good results. I have to do that so seldom relearning every time slows me down a bit.
Looking forward to it John. I vaguely remember that hymn.
How thoughtful of you to remember her like this. I hope you find the information you need.
Merry Christmas to all of our dulcimer friends.
I am thankful for the Christ Whose birth we celebrate this time of year, for His love and peace and joy given to all who accept His gift of salvation and forgiveness of sins.
Thanks Robin. Jean was such a delight. Wish I had known her other than from history. She did so much to promote the mountain dulcimer we all love so much.
It seems I looked up the score for Wintergrace. If memory serves I found it one website that offered it for sale. I think it is still under copyright.
How creative. Great idea.
What a beautiful dulcimer. Best wishes finding out more about it.
Hobby stores sometimes sell some neoprene material in small sheets. Buy a piece of the thickness you need, cut to fit and attach with super glue. Shoe repair stores many times have neoprene as well and may give you scrap they have that is too small for any repairs they do.
I understand your quandary. Over the 28 years I have messed with dulcimers, for me, I have found that second to the sound of the dulcimer, I need to enjoy the looks. I do like nice looking and well finished wood. From what you are saying, it sounds like you may have a hard time enjoying the looks of this dulcimer. (perhaps I read you wrong?)
There a number of people on this site who can give you some good advice on how to clean this dulcimer up yourself--I am not one of them. Perhaps you could get the build up off the tuning machines, get them oiled so they work smoothly and get the wood cleaned up to look nicer. Then you can play it and save up for one that is nicer with a shorter vsl. I have personally purchased more than 5 dulcimers, several sight unseen, which were bought by the original owner as an impulse buy, played very little if at all, then put away and stored. One of them still had the noter stick and the pick sealed in its little envelope that had not been opened. I say this to let you know that used or second hand dulcimers are not something to avoid out of hand if they have been stored in a home with controlled temp and humidity--not in a rental storage unit, not in a damp basement or in a hot attic.
Just my 2 cents. Best wishes with this project whichever way you decide to go.
I spoke with KenH this morning. He is fine. No power. No damage to his house. Some folks staying with him who did not fare so well.
Glad you are safely back Kenh.
If my memory is correct it was in about 1996 that McSpadden switched from laminated soundboard to solid wood. So the 2001 Ginger I would think would be solid wood. Others will chime in I am sure.
I have a small wire cutter that has lasted 20 plus years. Most of the small wire cutters are designed for small gauge copper electrical wire which is softer than steel.
The advice not to use for steel wire is likely cautionary on the part of the manufacturer, retailer or both.
Congrats on your new dulcimer. I know you are excited.
Best wishes Teddy on your dulcimer journey. Thanks for your testimony of God bringing you through a very serious condition. I echo what the others have posted. When you get your dulcimer enjoy it. Ask any questions you have. We are here to support you and help you.
Glad to see you active again. Looking forward to your participation.
Oh the life of the beloved household cat. I'm glad they are so pleased to own you.
How neat. Great idea.
What a wonderful find Canadian Dulcimer Boy. Enjoy playing your find.
Dulcimore Dan built a replication of a Leonard Glenn dulcimer with full traditional features. Fiddle edges, staple frets, feet, wooden tuning pegs, music wire strings, taller fret board for noter playing. Poplar with butternut stapleboard, tail piece and head stock. Walnut tuning pegs.
Thought I'd ask. Would like an Eli Presnell or reproduction of a Presnell by Kevin Messenger.
This will be a player, not a store in a case or hang on a wall.
If you know of one that won't be an outrageous price, PM to me.
Thanks Dusty for your original post. Now when is national guitar day? Seems that drifted off with the wind in all our talk of an International Dulcimer Day.