Wormy Chestnut for dulcimers - Clifford Glenn
Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions
Richard, I'm still looking for a Stanley Hicks dulcimer at a reasonable price.
Regarding the traditional dulcimer builders on TTAD, the list begins with Bobby Ratliff, Dan Cox, and John Knopf.
Bobby builds traditional Virginia style dulcimers and a replica of the McKinley Craft hourglass.
Dan can build just about anything you want. His reproduction dulcimers include the Praetorius scheitholt, the 1608 hommel, a Ben Hicks dulcimer, a Frank Linney Glenn dulcimer, a dulcimer based upon a picture contained in the L. Allen Smith book, and a traditional style dulcimer of his own design based on historic dulcimers.
John Knopf builds excellent reproductions of the Uncle Ed Thomas dulcimer, the Will Singleton dulcimer, various Russell and Melton dulcimers, and the 19th century Tennessee Music boxes.
If you've got a traditional dulcimer in mind, one of the three builders above can probably make your dream a reality.
In addition, TTAD members Ken Hulme and Ken Longfield have been known to build traditional instruments if asked.
updated by @greg-gunner: 02/20/22 08:59:17PM