My two Keith Young Dulcimers

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
7 years ago
1,699 posts

And speaking of using up small pieces of wood- Years ago when I ordered my limberjack "Clyde" from Keith, he told me he used up the leftover bits of dulcimer wood to make his limberjacks, mostly walnut pieces. He said that was why they danced so well- they were imbued with dulcimer wood spirit.

I have at least 10 different limberjacks- both new and old, but the two Keith ones are always the best dancers!




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Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
7 years ago
976 posts

Me, too, Dave. Those "imperfections" can give an instrument real character.




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David Bennett
David Bennett
@david-bennett
7 years ago
65 posts

Yeah I really likeit too. Thereis a localdulcimer maker that makes his dulcimer so that thereare no imperfections in the wood, in fact he brags about it. Nice dulcimers butbecause of the type of wood he uses you can't tell one of his dulcimer from another. I really enjoy seeing the wood patterns and "imperfections" in everyones dulcimers.


Robin Thompson said:

Thanks for sharing the photos of the treasures Keith made for you, Dave! That wormy chestnut is so cool. . .

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
7 years ago
976 posts

Thanks for sharing the photos of the treasures Keith made for you, Dave! That wormy chestnut is so cool. . .




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one of the Moderators here :)
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David Bennett
David Bennett
@david-bennett
7 years ago
65 posts

Might as well add the photo of my Keith Young limberjack too. I've seen a lot of very well done limberjacks that have been painted and/or dressed up. I've always been afraid to mess it up. Do need to find a little dulcimer for him...

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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
7 years ago
1,699 posts

David, they are just lovely. I too have Keith's limberjacks- I absolutely adore them!




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David Bennett
David Bennett
@david-bennett
7 years ago
65 posts

I was saddened tolearn about Keiths passing on the 9tha little while ago.

Here's my Keith Young dulcimers (I should have had my Keith Young limberjack added to the photo as well). On the full size dulcimer: Walnut side/bottom, wormy chestnut top

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updated by @david-bennett: 02/25/19 05:24:05AM