Randall McKinnon
@randall-mckinnon
5 years ago
20 posts

I stopped by the shop a few weeks ago and found Virgil there. We visited a bit about the shop and I looked at someof the old inventory still around, but he was a bitnoncommital aboutresuming production.He is a delightful character and I hope to be able to spend more time with himin the future. I willkeep you posted if I hear whenproduction is gearingup again.

Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
5 years ago
1,530 posts

AS far as I know Hughes is up and running...

Dan Goad
@dan-goad
5 years ago
173 posts

Any updates on the re-opening? I have two Hughes Dulcimers and would like to get some additional information about them if possible.

John Keane
@john-keane
6 years ago
255 posts

That's great news! I hope the quality will remain. Surely it will...

Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
6 years ago
1,530 posts

As many of you know HughesDulcimer Co out of Denver, was owned by the legendary Hughes brothers Virgil and Norman, who made dulcimers and dulcimer kits for many many years. Original Hughes instruments and kit instruments are fairly common on Ebay and can often be had for very little money. Not particularly pretty by modern standards, perhaps, but the fretboards were very accurate and the instruments were emminently playable.

I just read on ED that Hughes Dulcimer company is being re-vitalized by a new person, with the assistance of Norman Hughes. Let's hear it for the return of a classic!


updated by @ken-hulme: 06/09/16 08:21:50PM