NDD (New Dulcimer Day) Thread - Let's See Them

Susie
Susie
@susie
2 years ago
449 posts

Did anyone get a new dulcimer for Christmas? happys

Susie
Susie
@susie
3 years ago
449 posts
Robin Thompson:

@susie I came-by the instrument used yet it has been used very little.  I've not contacted the builder, Paul Conrad, to ask him just what variety of instrument he called it.  It has a very deep voice with which I am smitten.  

I bet you are! My baritone, which is tuned AEA, has that beautiful lower voice too. Enjoy your new friend!
Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
3 years ago
1,250 posts

@susie I came-by the instrument used yet it has been used very little.  I've not contacted the builder, Paul Conrad, to ask him just what variety of instrument he called it.  It has a very deep voice with which I am smitten.  

Susie
Susie
@susie
3 years ago
449 posts
That's a beauty Robin! Is it a standard tuned dulcimer or a baritone or bass? It looks like it has a big voice. Thanks for sharing.
Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
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3 years ago
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Thanks, @don-grundy!  

Indeed, it is, @dusty-turtle.  I have been fiddling with the bridge to get the intonation set and am not there yet, yet I really love its deep voice.  

Dusty Turtle
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@dusty-turtle
3 years ago
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Is that the dulcimer with the deep voice that you used on your recent audio recording, @Robin-Thompson? It sounds wonderful!




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Don Grundy
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
3 years ago
179 posts
It’s a beauty! Celebrate!
Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
3 years ago
1,250 posts

A new-to-me Timbre Hill mountain dulcimer.  :)

 

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Susie
Susie
@susie
3 years ago
449 posts

Robin Thompson:

Enjoy that beautiful Appalachian dulcimer, Susie!  

Thanks, I am!

Robin Thompson
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3 years ago
1,250 posts

Enjoy that beautiful Appalachian dulcimer, Susie!  

Susie
Susie
@susie
3 years ago
449 posts

Don Grundy: Beautiful! Concert please!


Thanks! I did a short concert for my husband this morning. nod

Don Grundy
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
3 years ago
179 posts
Beautiful! Concert please!
Susie
Susie
@susie
3 years ago
449 posts

Dusty Turtle:

That's a beauty, @Susie!  Congratulations.

Thanks Dusty, I appreciate it. 

Dusty Turtle
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3 years ago
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That's a beauty, @Susie!  Congratulations.




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Susie
Susie
@susie
3 years ago
449 posts

Just received this yesterday. A Folkcraft Custom Baritone Dulcimer in Cherry, with a galax back. East Indian Rosewood fingerboard and accents. The cherry adds a little sparkle and volume to the overall lower tones. A beautiful instrument in tone and looks. Love it!

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updated by @susie: 11/06/19 07:30:21AM
Susie
Susie
@susie
3 years ago
449 posts

Robin Thompson:


If I had a new/new-to-me dulcimer I'd post!  



Me too. I thought I'd see some activity by starting this thread. I guess there aren't nearly as many purchases being made of dulcimers here as there is on my other music sites. It's always fun to see the new stuff, but maybe dulcimer players are more conservative. Well, the thread is here, maybe someone will get something new some day. shrugger

Robin Thompson
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@robin-thompson
3 years ago
1,250 posts

If I had a new/new-to-me dulcimer I'd post!  

Strumelia
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@strumelia
3 years ago
2,018 posts

I should mention that our members who are dulcimer makers/luthiers often utilize our Dulcimer Making Group to post about their latest creations that they themselves constructed.  :)




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Susie
Susie
@susie
3 years ago
449 posts

Ken Hulme:


Most of us just post a separate thread when we acquire or make a new instrument, rather than having a single thread of new dulcimers. 

But here's my newest build.  This Holly Leaf is shape based on one of two Civil War or earlier instruments known to have been made in this recognizable pattern -- one in North Carolina and a similar but different holly leaf shape made in Virginia by a different builder.  Great minds think alike and all that.


Mine is not an exact replica of the one which was built in Burnsville, NC.  Rather,  I 'softened' the original rigid straight lines by curving the shoulders and tail.   Walnut and Maple.  Rosewood tuning pegs.  Staple frets for the melody string only.  Width 7.5", Length 34.5".  Side height 1.5".  Fretboard 1" high x 1.125" wide.

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Yes, I have seen a few NDD threads, but not many. I thought a thread like this might get more people to post. Just a thought. We will see.


That's a really cool dulcimer, thanks for the details on it. How does it sound?


updated by @susie: 10/16/19 09:43:53AM
Susie
Susie
@susie
3 years ago
449 posts

Don Grundy: Do you have a new dulcimer?


No, not today. winker


 

Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
3 years ago
1,883 posts

Most of us just post a separate thread when we acquire or make a new instrument, rather than having a single thread of new dulcimers. 

But here's my newest build.  This Holly Leaf is shape based on one of two Civil War or earlier instruments known to have been made in this recognizable pattern -- one in North Carolina and a similar but different holly leaf shape made in Virginia by a different builder.  Great minds think alike and all that.

Mine is not an exact replica of the one which was built in Burnsville, NC.  Rather,  I 'softened' the original rigid straight lines by curving the shoulders and tail.   Walnut and Maple.  Rosewood tuning pegs.  Staple frets for the melody string only.  Width 7.5", Length 34.5".  Side height 1.5".  Fretboard 1" high x 1.125" wide.

Strung.JPG  


updated by @ken-hulme: 10/16/19 07:04:38AM
Don Grundy
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
3 years ago
179 posts
Do you have a new dulcimer?
Susie
Susie
@susie
3 years ago
449 posts

I belong to several music forums. It is quite common for folks to share their new instrument acquisitions with pictures and details. It's interesting to see what folks are getting and hear their stories.

As dulcimer players, I know we quite often acquire new or new-to-us dulcimers. 

What are your thoughts on sharing your NDD's right here? Who wants to start?


updated by @susie: 10/27/19 12:02:25PM