Meeting to buy a 2007 mcspadden ginger labeled gwr

flossy
@flossy
one month ago
4 posts

Mine is 4FGCC-E - late 2014.

flossy
@flossy
one month ago
4 posts

I thought I had that McSpadden code worked out but this must be Ginger (g) Walnut (w) back & sides, Redwood (r)Top. Should have a couple more letters though. First, # of Strings, F or S (flat head or Scroll head), Shape (h Hourglass t teardrop), then type of wood for side & back, then type of wood for top). the letters for custom fittings.

Have i got this right?

flossy
@flossy
one month ago
4 posts

Love mine, too.  It's standing right here beside me.

Nellie
Nellie
@nellie
4 years ago
19 posts

Played it at club last thursday and it sounded good but have not quite got used it to it. It is so pretty. I am thankful.

Nellie

Cindy Stammich
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
4 years ago
52 posts

How is that Ginger Nellie?  I used to have one and i loved it.  It went to a new home - a really good friend of mine who had some physical issues and had trouble playing a full sized dulcimer.  She was really happy with it, as I hope you are!

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
4 years ago
1,227 posts

Happy strumming, Nellie! 

Nellie
Nellie
@nellie
4 years ago
19 posts
The for your help. Got it yesterday!
Nellie
Kusani
Kusani
@kusani
4 years ago
134 posts

Ditto on 'grain pattern'

Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
4 years ago
1,859 posts

That's certainly NOT "wear dirt".  That's just natural changes in the wood's grain pattern and density!

Nellie
Nellie
@nellie
4 years ago
19 posts
And another one. Lol
Nellie
Nellie
@nellie
4 years ago
19 posts
Here is the oNE I really wanted to send
Nellie
Nellie
@nellie
4 years ago
19 posts
I hope this is the right file of pics she sent. What a pain trying to send these. Oh well.
Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
4 years ago
1,859 posts

Nellie -- without seeing the pictures you are looking at we simply cannot tell anything about the instrument.  Post the pictures here so we can help.

You said: "Is wr walnut and redwood? If that is true than not plywood so should not darken?"

Plywood does not darken compared to solid wood in any scenario I've seen in over 60 years as a woodworker.

Paula Brawdy
Paula Brawdy
@paula-brawdy
4 years ago
49 posts

could be just the picture... it's hard to take pictures in the house is my experience... you can't really go wrong with a mcspadden.   

Nellie
Nellie
@nellie
4 years ago
19 posts

Hi, I am supposed to meet someone about 1.5 hours away and the pictures look good except the back of dulcimer at booth ends looks somewhat darkened. Is this wear from playing? Is wr walnut and redwood? If that is true than not plywood so should not darken? Little lost here. Been trying to buy a good used ginger for quite a while now.

Thanks Nellie,