George Desjardins

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Location: Estes Park, CO
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Rob N Lackey robert schuler David Pedersen Bee Lick Farm Christine Shoemaker Larry Goodwin Helen Seiler bluejooge Sheryl St. Clare Lynn austin Tessie Lexie R Oakley Salt Springs GulfVet Ken Hulme nick o'sullivan Jan Potts Chuck in CT Monica whocindylou

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Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 4 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Custom Build Carl Gotzmer:
"I'm going to try and put a sound clip together, sounds as good as it looks!! It's also the first ever 6 string version he's done, also has never added the..."
Estes George
 
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Can any one tell me what these are called?":
"Thanks Ken, Was wondering when made. I have an Orthey Dulcimer I picked up from a member here, great work, I've seen but don't own one of his auto-harps,"
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Can any one tell me what these are called?":
"Thanks Dusty, you answered my question before I asked it, the Limberjack I looked at was made by George Orthey Dulcimer, so i'm thinking pretty well made,..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Can any one tell me what these are called?":
"Thanks,That was buried somewhere in my brain but couldn't dig it up, now i need to figure out how to "play" it, any advice on that would be great too!!..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Can any one tell me what these are called?":
"I found this, by George Orthey Dulcimer, If I'm not mistaken they were used sort of like a set of "bones", A peg was in the hole in the back, A board of some..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Wanted: Bonnie Carol dulcimer ":
"I have been over to Bonnie and Max's, They showed me around the shop and house while I had some frets added to my Bonnie Dulcimer, They are still building..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972":
"Couldn't wait to post pics, sound clip (s) ? coming. "
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972":
"I'll post picture and sound clip over the weekend!! I'm really impressed with the sound from this, seems thinner bodied, but nice mellow, decent volume for..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Well, sadly just  a couple hours ago, I had to put my best friend of nearly 19 years to rest. So many good years, walks, play time, and conversations, yep,..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972":
"I did, couldn't pass it up. Nose pinched, dove in, yeah baby!!"
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972":
"I have some one wanting to sell me a Leonard Glenn, 1972, 3 string, looks to be in perfect condition, has label inside, they are asking $300.00, should I..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Just looking for info on Roscoe Horton Dulcimers.":
"I'm eyeing a Roscoe Horton, for sure it's just intonation just looking at the fret board, has geared tuners, not wood pegs. I have seen some info on him,..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How and if to add a 1 1/2 fret":
"I had indeed at one point considered adding the extra frets to my "historic" dulcimers, a couple anyway. But in the end left them as is, The ones I added to..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How and if to add a 1 1/2 fret":
"I agree with looking for the maker name and contacting them. I sent one back to McSpadden to add 1 1/2, 61/2, etc. they dressed the frets, replaced the..."
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 4 months ago • comments: 18
Liked @dan's photos:
Neff Dulcimore
Estes George
 
@george-desjardins • 4 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on therapy:
"Well actually, if you will, the "funny" thing is I work for a substance abuse/mental health agency, I am a Disaster Response Behavioral Crisis counselor, I..."

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Can any one tell me what these are called?

Posted: Tuesday June 13 2017, 10:05 AM
By: @Steven Berger

Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972

Posted: Friday April 28 2017, 8:12 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Just looking for info on Roscoe Horton...

Posted: Monday April 10 2017, 6:51 PM
By: @Estes George

How and if to add a 1 1/2 fret

Posted: Sunday April 9 2017, 11:59 PM
By: @UserNo4

Is this an Edsel or Fred Martin?

Posted: Monday March 13 2017, 7:20 PM
By: @Estes George

adding a SoundCloud clip

Posted: Thursday February 9 2017, 6:06 PM
By: @Estes George

Feather Mountain Dulcimer Sparrow?

Posted: Thursday February 9 2017, 4:09 AM
By: @hugssandi

What do you all record with?

Posted: Thursday January 19 2017, 7:35 PM
By: @Steven Berger

Just me again, Anyone familiar with Bob...

Posted: Monday January 16 2017, 9:55 AM
By: @Susie

Hello friends, Does anyone know much about...

Posted: Sunday January 1 2017, 6:00 AM
By: @Rob N Lackey

How do I tune this Bass Dulcimer?

Posted: Friday December 9 2016, 10:19 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Milford Blevins Bass dulcimer. How do I...

Posted: Wednesday December 7 2016, 10:22 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

Looking for feed back on Martin Brothers...

Posted: Thursday December 1 2016, 9:38 PM
By: @Rob N Lackey

Any guesses as to the maker of this dulcimer?

Posted: Sunday November 27 2016, 10:27 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Just scored a Joe Sanguinette teardrop.

Posted: Saturday October 15 2016, 7:08 PM
By: @hugssandi

Does anyone think this is an Edd Presnell...

Posted: Monday September 19 2016, 10:49 PM
By: @John C. Knopf

Is anyone familiar with Sourwood Dulcimers?

Posted: Monday September 19 2016, 7:43 PM
By: @Rob N Lackey

Advice on a Homer Ledford w/ violin fine...

Posted: Saturday August 6 2016, 9:47 AM
By: @Estes George

Michael Allen Hammered dulcimer

Posted: Saturday July 9 2016, 10:53 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Anyone familiar with John Frazier Dulcimers?

Posted: Wednesday July 6 2016, 6:25 PM
By: @Estes George

How to remove Grover 870 BR tuners with...

Posted: Saturday July 2 2016, 10:20 AM
By: @Estes George

Looking for info on who made this...

Posted: Sunday June 26 2016, 8:26 PM
By: @Strumelia

Who made this, and looking for wood peg...

Posted: Sunday June 26 2016, 7:46 PM
By: @Kevin Messenger

Has anyone heard of, or familiar with...

Posted: Saturday April 30 2016, 7:43 PM
By: @samuri

How to change/upload my avatar member...

Posted: Monday March 14 2016, 2:54 PM
By: @Strumelia

I scored a Robert Mize dulcimer!! Have a...

Posted: Sunday March 13 2016, 10:49 PM
By: @IRENE

Tuning equidistant strings?

Posted: Sunday February 7 2016, 4:28 PM
By: @Steve Smith

Quick question about Homer Ledford Dulcimers.

Posted: Wednesday January 27 2016, 9:19 PM
By: @Estes George

Warren May Dulcimers, Feedback?

Posted: Tuesday January 19 2016, 2:10 AM
By: @marg

TK O'Brien, or Walter Messick feedback on...

Posted: Monday January 18 2016, 8:41 PM
By: @Nikolas4squid

Comments

Jan Potts
12/14/16 03:05:42PM @jan-potts:

Yes, maybe in the "Instruments--specific luthiers" etc.  discussion.  I have several of Fred Martin's but am anxious to see his brother's.


Jan Potts
12/05/16 08:33:16PM @jan-potts:

I would love to know what you found out about the Martin dulcimers!


bluejooge
10/20/16 01:01:28AM @bluejooge:

I would jump at the Edd Presnell too. However, I don't collect dulcimers. I have 4 of them and would like to have fewer. The Blue Lion has sat here for years not getting the love it deserves... It is an ensemble instrument and my work situation hasn't allowed me to get with other players for a long time. I would just rather have the money right now. The difference in the bass, best I can tell, is the bottom end having extra room at both sides rather than just tapering off completely into the fretboard like an hourglass. The wood seems to be thicker and heavier and there is more sustain to it, but the body really doesn't have more depth. As you can hear from the videos, it does support the lower notes and wound strings, but any finer detail than that Janita can probably supply to you better than me. I'm sure you can take a standard string set rather than the wound ones and string it up to play like a regular dulcimer.


Estes George
10/19/16 08:45:33PM @george-desjardins:

 Yes, I am still interested, but when this came up I had to pounce on it, The
 historic preservation of some of these are hard to find. I was actually
 getting ready to contact you when this came up! Also I like to collect older,
 vintage, unique dulcimers.
 So, was curious why you're getting rid of it? Also what the difference
 between bass and standard dulcimers is, dimensions, depth? I know the tuning
 is different.
  And yes, have bought and sold many dulcimers over a few years. A dangerous hobby.
  I'm going to see if I can PM you, think I have to follow you first,


bluejooge
10/19/16 07:43:14PM @bluejooge:

Hello.....I see you have bought the Edd Presnell...are you still interested in my Blue Lion bass 6-string?


Sheryl St. Clare
10/18/16 08:49:17PM @sheryl-st-clare:

George, I am happy to send you more photos, I am trying to send you a pm so you can give me your personal email address... 


bluejooge
10/17/16 05:18:33PM @bluejooge:

It looks like you have sold dulcimers on here (or somewhere) before... How did you arrange it? Did you take payment before you sent? I can get an account on PayPal if that's what you want to do.


bluejooge
10/17/16 03:14:48AM @bluejooge:

Yes, it is! Just sitting and waiting for an interested party. Are you one of those? 😊


marg
04/07/16 12:46:49AM @marg:

Hi, I just read your post to lexie, where you said you had 2 Warren May dulcimers. I have one of his smaller ones called a ground hog. If yours have a moveable bridge could you measure about where it is. I am having trouble getting mine in a place where it is in tune all the way up to the 7th fret. I guess I could call the shop and ask Warren but was hoping I could get it. Buying used we can get some great deals but also some puzzles.

 


Lexie R Oakley
03/26/16 05:25:00PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Hi George, Thank you for checking in and I am happy you found this site.

I was reading about how you like collecting vintage dulcimers and how you restored that sad one which came to you dry and cracked and saw how lovely it looked when you finished.

George yes, the MD on my profile page was built by a member here on this site, Kevin Messager. He built this MD out of walnut, it is a replica of an luthier named Thomas from KY. Kevin also put a "mean tone" fret board on it. On this site there is an in depth discussions about this subject in which I can't explain easily, however the dulcimer sounds really sweet ole time silvery sound.

Kevin Messanger mostly builds replicas and knows history about them, he does fabulous work and does wood tuners, but my tuners are perfection tuners due to my arthritic hands I thought this would be easier.

I enjoyed looking at your collection of dulcimers, I only have 2 prize dulcimers, if you look at my pictures my other dulcimer is built by another member of this site Robert Schuler, my dulcimer he built is out of butternut, I love this wood. Robert Schuler bases his design on "Jefferies" another builder from the past. However, his set up is more modern, this dulcimer has a floating bridge and can be set up to be played equidesant, but I have it set up with 2 melody strings.

Take a look at my pictures if you haven't already. They are both really beautiful dulcimers and I love playing the, such a sweet sound.

George take a look at the building and historical group on this site, I hope you have talked to some of these knowledge and helpful people. 

I play noter/drone and really enjoy the ole time sound, it has been a very fun journey.

I hope you enjoy your dulcimer Journey and keep strummin' those sweet strings.

Lexie


Strumelia
01/09/16 05:18:44PM @strumelia:

Hi George,  you must list your asking price in your For Sale ad I'm afraid.  Please see the FAQ/Rules page for details on posting ads.  Thanks!


GulfVet
12/30/15 10:57:26PM @gulfvet:

George, I had put a ad on here for donated instruments that folks don't use anymore.  I am wanting to start a therapy group with fellow vets that suffer with depression and PTSD.  What kind of prices are you going to put on your instruments?


GulfVet
12/30/15 10:47:36PM @gulfvet:

Thank You for the welcome George.


Strumelia
11/27/15 04:56:30PM @strumelia:

Hi George, please see your INBOX for my private message- thanks! smile


Monica
08/18/15 10:30:55AM @monica:

Would love to hear it, do you have any recording. I don't see any photo attachment


Monica
08/17/15 08:46:56PM @monica:

Hi there George, just curious about those two dulcimers in your picture? Who made them they are very unuusual.


Christine Shoemaker
07/07/15 12:14:42AM @christine-shoemaker:

Hi there George!  I'm glad you're here!  What you are seeing in my picture is a Dulciborn.  I and others have videos of this dulcimer posted here.  Please feel free to go to my page and have a listen.  I sure would like to hear your cellomer!  Do you have any audio or video?  Thanks!


Ken Longfield
11/29/13 07:09:29PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD George. It's good to have you here.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


John E. Wood
11/29/13 09:37:41AM @john-e-wood:

Welcome George. Good to see you here on FOTMD. We look forward to your participation. Best wishes.


Karen Keane
11/29/13 08:42:52AM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!