Don hasn't been in the shop for about a year, but he will always be my hero dulcimer maker.......
Friends of Don Neuhauser Needed
Gotta agree, Stephen... Even without the somewhat sexist connotation, the site name/first page title just doesn't jump out and grab ya!
IIWM, I'd just use
Dulcibros, Dulcimers, Little Dulcimers & Galax Style Dulcimers
for tht first page title...
updated by @ken-hulme: 06/27/15 10:06:45AM
As an actual female person, I can say that never for an instant did the phrase "Double D Dulcimers" strike me as having a sexual connotation. However, now that you mention it, Don might not be happy with the image search results if someone Googles "double d dulcimers" and accidentally hits return before typing the "dulcimer" part.
I looked at the site and my first recommendation would be to change the name from the current Double D to something that isn't sexist and won't run the risk of alienating his potential customers. I have been teaching web design and interactive media for about 10+ years and if you need any help with the design, I would be glad to help. But I would seriously have him rethink his site name; the sexual conotation does not become the quality of the instruments that he appears to create. Women have it bad enough in the media without having to feel objectified when they go to a dulcimer site to buy a dulcimer.
I have one of Don's instruments. It is a Galax dulcimer in the Russell style in spruce and cherry. It has a massive sound and is unbelievably alive; you can tell the dulcimer was made by a true artisan. I use it for old time and bluegrass sessions playing at festivals and in our local pubs here in Wales. I love Don's dulcimer, it is such a great workhorse and the first instrument I grab when heading for a gig or session.
I'd be more than happy to write something for the Galax dulcimer page. Perhaps talking a little about the background to these dulcimers and the playing style, then going on to describe why the Neuhauser instruments are so good!
updated by @robin-clark: 06/16/15 05:02:18PM
Stephen; I don't know Don, nor have I played any of his instruments (although I do know a fair amount about Galax and TMB instruments in general); so I don't feel qualified to write about them. However I did spend a 30+ year career as a Technical Writer and Editor, so if you need any help in that capacity, drop my an email.
I need help writing text for http://donneuhauser.com. Don asked me to handle it. I told him I would find folks who want to help and he told me to go ahead with it. He's building again after a year and I want to encourage him. I think it's important to honor Don with our words and actions.
It's OK to have words from more than one person on each page, and even single sentences will be helpful. Please check out the website and let me know what you're interested in. Some of these pages just need a single paragraph. I can quote you or make your words anonymous.
Want to help? Let me know and please spread the word!