Wormy Chestnut for dulcimers - Clifford Glenn
Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions
Thank you again everyone for such incredible advice/information. I’ve now read this thread three times and I’m still learning!
I’m an admitted vintage mountain dulcimer collector/junkie and purist. I own a Homer Ledford, Edd Presnell, AW Jefferies, Clifford Glenn, Rugg CapriTaurus, Keith Young, George Orthey and a Bill Davis.
Also, I’m about 2 years in playing and collecting. I love players/makers like Richard Farina, Michael & Howard Rugg, Jerry Rockwell, Steven Seifert, Jean Ritchie, Joellen Lapidus and Neal Hellman.
I’m so fascinated by the beautiful sweet sound of a mountain dulcimer and the early high quality craftsmanship.
Ok, now with all that said I have a question for everyone…I once read that the older dulcimers used banjo strings to get the nice old sound.
I looked at a John Pearse set of (5) banjo strings. They’re light/medium gauge .010, .012, .013, .20W, .010. I further read you can use the two .010 strings for the melody strings and .012. & .013 for others and set aside the.20W.
Does anyone have thoughts on using banjo strings verses dulcimer strings?
Thank you for reading.