steve c.
steve c.
@steve-c
6 months ago
19 posts

steve c.:

Well it’s not a Stockard, Gary Galileo says he has no idea who built it.

steve c.:

Well it’s not a Stockard, Gary Gallier says he has no idea who built it.

steve c.
steve c.
@steve-c
6 months ago
19 posts

Well it’s not a Stockard, Gary Galileo says he has no idea who built it.

steve c.
steve c.
@steve-c
6 months ago
19 posts

I’ve just learned that Gary Gallier, John’s son-in-law has an early Stockard that has wooden pegs.  

steve c.
steve c.
@steve-c
6 months ago
19 posts

steve c.:


Looks like it could have been an early John Stockard?  



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steve c.
steve c.
@steve-c
6 months ago
19 posts

Looks like it could have been an early John Stockard?  

kfuller
@kfuller
2 years ago
5 posts
I never noticed they were swans, but they are. It has bracing on the inside, fine tuners and perfluing, too
John Gribble
John Gribble
@john-gribble
2 years ago
121 posts

Strumelia:


Fascinating dulcimer!  Obviously some care was put into designing it.


I suspect the lower sound holes were originally "f" style sound holes like on violins and cellos. Perhaps the lower parts of the cutout warped out or split off and someone just cut those ears off and neatened up the holes to match. I see that sometimes with sound holes that have curvy cutouts against the grain. 


You can see an example of this here:




You may be right, Strumelia, but I see swan profiles in the shape of those holes. 


I think the fact it's a little asymmetric adds to the charm.

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 years ago
2,022 posts

Fascinating dulcimer!  Obviously some care was put into designing it.

I suspect the lower sound holes were originally "f" style sound holes like on violins and cellos. Perhaps the lower parts of the cutout warped out or split off and someone just cut those ears off and neatened up the holes to match. I see that sometimes with sound holes that have curvy cutouts against the grain. 

You can see an example of this here:




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ex machina
ex machina
@ex-machina
2 years ago
6 posts

kfuller: Yes it is beautiful. And so well made.


You could try contacting these guys in Roanoke to see if they could steer you in the right direction in case it was locally bought: https://fretmill.com


Good luck!

kfuller
@kfuller
2 years ago
5 posts
Yes it is beautiful. And so well made.
ex machina
ex machina
@ex-machina
2 years ago
6 posts

Wow, that's gorgeous. And from my home town!

John Gribble
John Gribble
@john-gribble
2 years ago
121 posts

But what a cool instrument!. I'll bet it has an interesting sound.

John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf
2 years ago
287 posts

Dan is right-- there are many dulcimers that were made by novices that were never signed, for whatever reason.  This looks to be one of them.

Dan
Dan
@dan
2 years ago
148 posts

I saw that piece and thought it was quite interesting. (Still do!) There are a lot of pieces out there that were made one off. If the maker didn't sign it, we may never know?


updated by @dan: 07/05/20 07:49:48PM
kfuller
@kfuller
2 years ago
5 posts

I've looked all over and cannot determine who made this dulcimer. I got it through an online auction. The dulcimer was in Roanoke va.