Forum Activity for @wendell-g

Wendell G
@wendell-g
06/20/22 05:30:43PM
10 posts

For Sale: McSpadden Flatwater Dulcimer


FOR SALE:instruments/music items/CDs/Wanted to Buy...


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I am selling my McSpadden Flatwater Dulcimer that is in mint condition. I now play my McSpadden Custom almost exclusively and this one is too nice to just sit in the gigbag. This is a three string dulcimer made from walnut and cherry. It has a sweet tone and is easy to play with its 26” VSL. A nice gig bag is included with this dulcimer for $265.00 including shipping. CONUS only. McSpadden no longer makes these dulcimers and I could find no others for sale when I searched. Please let me know if you have questions, want photos or wish to discuss payment methods. 


updated by @wendell-g: 06/20/22 05:47:47PM
Wendell G
@wendell-g
05/06/21 09:23:54PM
10 posts

New McSpadden Flatwater Dulcimers


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Congratulations, Lynn! It sounds like you got a keeper for sure. Enjoy!

Wendell G
@wendell-g
04/18/21 05:45:24PM
10 posts

New McSpadden Flatwater Dulcimers


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi Lynn,

Dusty is right, you can’t specify the woods and while there are some visual differences (check out the Facebook page for The Dulcimer Shoppe) that only makes each one unique. The tone woods are excellent and the wood combinations vary. If you go to their Facebook site, check out the Flatwater intro video around Black Friday 2020. Former National Dulcimer Champion Duane Porterfield introduces the Flatwaters to the world and the one you’ll see him play is the one I bought. By the way, I didn’t know that until I opened mine on Christmas Day. Good luck, have fun and I hope you get yours soon and let us all know your impressions.

Wendell G
@wendell-g
04/18/21 10:50:39AM
10 posts

New McSpadden Flatwater Dulcimers


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi there, I got one of the very first Flatwater dulcimers that were made for Christmas from my wonderful wife. In fact, I by chance got the one that is played in the video that introduced them. The Flatwater is just plain fun. The wood may not be super top grade visually and the volume is not as load as my McSpadden or some of my other dulcimers. However, the build quality and tone are excellent. The 26 inch scale is terrific and the intonation is spot on. I love mine and have had a lot of fun playing it. Sweet dulcimer for a good price.

Wendell G
@wendell-g
03/25/21 03:49:27PM
10 posts

Ron Ewing dulcimer thoughts?


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

Hi everyone. I own one of Ron Ewing’s fantastic dulcimer capos and recently saw that he has made over 1,700 dulcimers. Out of curiosity, I started looking around and find few You Tube videos and none for sale used that I could find. I would enjoy hearing from those of you who own or have played Ron’s dulcimers. I know he’s famous for his baritones and dulcimettes but I am curious about his standard size. Thanks!


updated by @wendell-g: 03/05/22 07:50:11PM
Wendell G
@wendell-g
03/09/21 09:23:28AM
10 posts

Help finding Keith Young dulcimer building booklet


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thanks, John. On the back of the DVD box, mine says it includes the booklet and I see a clip inside the case that would have held it. Otherwise, I’d have had no idea that one existed.  Keeping my fingers crossed!

Wendell G
@wendell-g
03/08/21 08:31:00PM
10 posts

Help finding Keith Young dulcimer building booklet


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi everyone, I need your help. I was fortunate enough to recently acquire a two DVD set of How to Build a Dulcimer by Keith Young. The booklet that originally came with the DVD set is missing. Does anyone know where I could possibly get one or a copy of one?  I may never build a dulcimer but since I own a Keith Young dulcimer, the DVD is almost like getting to meet Mr. Young. I realize these aren’t common and would appreciate any help anyone can give me, thanks.

Wendell G
@wendell-g
08/08/20 07:35:48PM
10 posts

Dulcimer sales in 2020


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Thank you, Dan. That makes perfect sense to me and I appreciate your insight!
Wendell G
@wendell-g
08/05/20 08:32:03PM
10 posts

Dulcimer sales in 2020


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

I have recently rejoined this wonderful forum and I am curious about how Mountain Dulcimer sales may be going this year both new and used. Most sites I have browsed seem to have lower inventory than I recall from before. That could mean higher sales with reduced available inventory or it could mean slower sales have resulted in reduced stock and overhead. I have no idea but just curious what you may think. I am certain our members who are builders could shed some light on this if they choose to do so.  

Wendell G
@wendell-g
08/01/20 06:30:37PM
10 posts

Introduce Yourself!


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Hi everyone.  I am Wendell G. and was formerly a member here under the name Geckostar97.  An extremely busy work schedule, working from home due to Covid-19 pandemic, a couple of small other things and well...all of my instruments went unplayed for too long.  I am so happy to be back as a member of FOTMD.  I look forward to many discussions and getting my calluses back on my finger tips for guitar and mountain dulcimer playing!  Thank you for so many kind welcome messages.