Well, @Tim-Amburgey deserves an award for patience!
updated by @john-gribble: 02/01/23 09:16:59AM
Many thanks to this forum and specifically John Gribble. Nearly three years ago right at the beginning of Covid I posted a "in search of a Jethro Amburgey dulcimer" on FOTMD and was connected to John. Jethro is my ggranduncle and I had been on the lookout for one of his dulcimers. Almost immediately I was contacted by John. John was more than happy to put the dulcimer in the hands of a family member. The problem was that John, and the dulcimer was in Japan. We stayed in touch periodically waiting for the opportunity make the 'exchange". After a series of attempts John made it to the States two weeks ago, and last week I was able to hold a beautiful instrument built by the hands of a relative 83 years ago.
Once again thank you John and those that put me in touch with him many months ago.