How Many Dulcimers Do You Own?

ghcstr
@ghcstr
one week ago
2 posts

Total of 4 in the order I got them:

1 Simplicity by Backyard Instruments (cardboard)

1 June Apple dulcimer by Carl Gotzmer / Jessica Wills (black walnut body / western red cedar top)

1 FolkRoots D100S (mahogany & Sitka Spruce)

1 Blue Lion IW Chromatic (walnut & western red cedar)


updated by @ghcstr: 04/13/21 07:58:14AM
Susie
Susie
@susie
one week ago
418 posts

It is cool to see the variety of dulcimers that people own. We, as players, have quite the selection of makers, models, shapes, sizes, woods, configurations, etc. 

Salt Springs
Salt Springs
@salt-springs
one week ago
176 posts

A few........

3 Warren May's in Walnut

 Cherry Ray Epler

 Gila Mountain by Kerry Coates

 Cherry Folkcraft

 Walnut and Spruce  Folkcraft Baritone

 Deluxe German Scheitholt by Carl Goetzmer

 Cherry McSpaden Baritone

 Pritchard Reproduction by Kevin Messenger

 6 String by JR Beale

 Homer Ledford

 Large Irish by Carl Goetzmer in Mahogany

 Bobby Ratliff Virginian

Ken Longfield
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
one week ago
768 posts

Yes, Susie, I've had more at one time. They come and go. It's the ebb and flow of dulcimer ownership.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Susie
Susie
@susie
one week ago
418 posts

Thanks to those who have shared so far. Ken, I like your comment "...I only have 15.". It sounds like you once owned many more. winker


updated by @susie: 04/11/21 05:34:55PM
Ken Longfield
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
2 weeks ago
768 posts

At the moment I only have 15: the first one I made which is based on a plan by Joseph Wallo, rosewood and spruce; a teardrop from Scott Antes plans, rosewood and spruce; the same model but made of marine grade mahogany plywood and spruce; the same model made of chestnut and spruce; a Blue Lion hourglass, rosewood, red cedar, and mahogany; a Folkcraft all walnut hourglass (the last two have have built in pickups), a David Lynch travel dulcimer; Musical Traditions hourglass of walnut; an walnut hourglass made by Warren May; an original James Edward Thomas all walnut hourglass; a cardboard Backyard dulcimer painted navy blue; a Sunhearth teardrop made by Walt Martin made of walnut and spruce; a C.N. Prichard hourglass reproduction made of all poplar painted black; a teardrop dulcimer based on Scott Antes plan made of paduk and spruce; and one based on the C.N. Prichard dulcimer made of walnut and butternut. In addition I have  four Pennsylvania German zitters, two of which I made. One is based on an instrument in the Mercer Museum and the other is based on an instrument in the Landis Valley Museum. I also have a 16/15 hammered dulcimer and an open back banjo which I made. I made a Fender "S" style electric guitar and am currently working on an acoustic guitar.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Skip
Skip
@skip
2 weeks ago
282 posts

Eleven: Folkcraft Resonator, 5 string Blue Lion Jam strung as a 3 string bass, Bonnie Caroll, Black Rose, McSpadden Kit [my first MD], six I made, including one made from Koa, and a travel MD only 4" wide, a Banjimer, and a TMB that I later modified into a double bass using bass guitar tuners and strings.

The Folkcraft, Blue Lion, travel, and the Koa are the ones I use the most.

Susie
Susie
@susie
2 weeks ago
418 posts

I'm enjoying your posts...keep them coming. It's interesting to see what you all have.

Dan
Dan
@dan
2 weeks ago
127 posts

Six traditional pieces. 26 inch Betty, 26 inch Homer repro, 26 inch Dulcimore, 28 inch Thomas repro, 28 inch Ultra-lite and a 36 inch Grand. I play them all regularly!

Gale A Barr
Gale A Barr
@gale-a-barr
2 weeks ago
54 posts

I have 5 mountain dulcimers but always looking at new ones winker

  • McCafferty chromatic - walnut/redwood top
  • McSpadden diatonic - cherry/redwood top
  • Folkroots - diatonic strung as a baritone
  • Clemmer Ban-Jammer - walnut, chromatic
  • Folkcraft - diatonic, all walnut

Also:

  • 5 ukuleles of various types - banjo hybrid, ebony tenor, Fluke, etc.
  • Bowed psaltery - Pete Braden 1997
  • Ugears hurdy-gurdey
  • Rick Thum 17/17 chromatic hammered dulcimer -  gently used - Adirondack spruce/ walnut/ hard rock maple - newest addition to the music room 
A.c.N.
A.c.N.
@acn
2 weeks ago
1 posts

I own 6. 1Capritaures, 1 Mcspadden& 4 Cedar Creek.

Richard Streib
Richard Streib
@richard-streib
2 weeks ago
147 posts

I now have 12 including 2 zitters both with staple frets. Most of mine are traditional style with staple frets, several with wooden tuners. Only one with a 6 1/2 fret.

Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
2 weeks ago
1,812 posts

Ten, plus one in process:

Jacob Gross fretted zither -- replica of one in the Mercer Museum
Large Burnsville NC holly leaf
Small Burnsville NC holly leaf
Til Holloway hourglass  -- out on loan
Harry Wicker KY hourglass
Ozark Walking Stick coffin shape
Korean Honda hourglass -- out on loan
John Knopf JE Thomas replica hourglass 
Bobby Ratliff Hogfiddle elliptical
Bobby Ratliff Cumberland Travel model elliptical -- in transit from Virginia

In process:
Buckeye Pattern Ohio pre-revival two-bout

Plus three Anglo-Saxon Lyres, a Bowed Psaltery and 4 Mirlitons

Susie
Susie
@susie
2 weeks ago
418 posts

I own 5, with 1 more on the way...

1. Doug Berch custom (sassafras/walnut)

2. Folkcraft custom (butternut/walnut)

3. Folkcraft Baritone custom (cherry)

4. McSpadden standard (26") (walnut)

5. McSpadden Ginger (GDG) (cherry)

6. McSpadden Ginger (DAD) (on order) (spruce/walnut)

Susie
Susie
@susie
2 weeks ago
418 posts

We did this 11 years ago, and then again 8 years ago. So, I thought it would be fun to do it again, and see members' current lists. I know I enjoy seeing what dulcimers (makes/models) others own. After all, DAD (dulcimer acquisition disease) is real. dulcimerjive