George Desjardins


Location: Estes Park, CO
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

Salt Springs whocindylou Larry Goodwin Sheryl St. Clare Monica David Pedersen Lexie R Oakley Christine Shoemaker Lynn austin Linda2 robert schuler Jan Potts Rob N Lackey nick o'sullivan Ken Hulme


images: 13
audio tracks: 3

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Latest Group Discussions

Estes George

What's the real difference between Baritone dulcimer

Is it bigger, deeper tone, just differently tuned, I have all standard...
@Estes George 9 years ago - Comments: 4

Latest Audio

Edsel Martin sample

Edsel Martin sample

@George Desjardins
7 years ago - Comments: 7


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7 years ago - Comments: 2


@George Desjardins
7 years ago - Comments: 9

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Latest Forum Discussions


Milford Blevins Bass dulcimer. How do I...

Posted: Monday February 4 2019, 8:10 PM
By: @steve c.

To modify or not to modify

Posted: Friday March 16 2018, 10:20 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Dulcimer repair question, slight separation .

Posted: Tuesday November 14 2017, 6:55 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Lucky find, needs some work, 6 string Edd...

Posted: Sunday September 3 2017, 8:11 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

How do I tune this Bass Dulcimer?

Posted: Saturday September 2 2017, 7:25 PM
By: @Estes George

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

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

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

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, 3:14 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Change/upload your avatar member profile...

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

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


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!

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,

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... 

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.


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!

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

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

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

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

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.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

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!
Rob N Lackey
11/29/13 06:11:33AM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, George, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. I believe the dulcimer is quite addictive; in fact, if the guv-mint reads this they may require a warning label on them and no sales to those under 21!!!!! Hope you enjoy it here.


Jim Fawcett
11/28/13 10:40:48PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey George, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Ben Barr Jr
11/28/13 10:23:47PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi George, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.


John Keane
11/28/13 09:43:52PM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!