Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
3 weeks ago
1,006 posts

Nice!  Happy strummin', Richard! 




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Sheryl St. Clare
Sheryl St. Clare
@sheryl-st-clare
3 weeks ago
335 posts

Really nice find Richard. 

Jim Fawcett
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
4 weeks ago
135 posts

Very nice indeed. Happy for you.




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Cindy Stammich
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
4 weeks ago
61 posts

This is a beauty!  Congratulations on a great addition!sun

Ken Longfield
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
4 weeks ago
649 posts

Great find, Richard. Enjoy your second hand dulcimer.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

 

Kevin R.
Kevin R.
@kevin-r
4 weeks ago
7 posts

Wow! Looks beautiful!

Benjamin W Barr Jr
Benjamin W Barr Jr
@benjamin-w-barr-jr
4 weeks ago
61 posts

I agree, Richard, a really nice find.  Good for you!

Richard Streib
Richard Streib
@richard-streib
4 weeks ago
122 posts

Don't know why the pictures loaded vertical. They were horizontal on my file on the computer from which I loaded them.

Richard Streib
Richard Streib
@richard-streib
4 weeks ago
122 posts

I recently found on ebay a "used" Mountain Valley Dulcimer Smokey River model. I prefer to call it "second hand" rather than used. This dulcimer came in a hard side case (chipboard) and appears to have been unplayed. I'm guessing someone purchased this intending to learn to play and then it was set aside.

There is not a mark on it. No indications the strings have ever been pressed down to the frets. No pick marks. It's made of beautifully grained book-matched walnut. I'll change out the friction tuners for some planetary tuners I have on hand harvested from another dulcimer. The real plus for me is that this '91 modern era dulcimer has a nice, clear, bright sound, which is what I prefer. I can see it becoming the dulcimer I use when playing with the dulcimer club where they like to use capos and other more modern playing styles.

My very first mountain dulcimer was a Mountain Valley Wildwood Mountain model, so this is a nice find for me.