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.
Hughes Mountain Dulcimers
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