I believe Bill retired in the late 80's. Not sure what the intonation was set to, I'd imagine the melody was an A vs. the contemporary d.
Clemmer Peg head
Any idea of when Bill Davis stopped selling his kit dulcimers?
This one was assembled by a careful woodworker. Joints are all good and finish is even. I have not restrung it yet but checked the sound. It does have a big sound! Also, what tuning is normal for the 5 string 4 course setup?
Did Mike Clemmer make an hourglass instrument with wooden pegs and a 5 string (double melody and equi spaced as 4 string? I just had one given to me, no tag or serial# 27.5 or 28" vsl, all walnut, no 6 1/2 or 13 1/2 frets. scroll has wheat heads engraved on the sides. It is the violin style, nice woodwork and finish