Greg Gunner

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Location: Riga, MI
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Banjimer
@greg-gunner • 3 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Recommendations for Galax Dulcimer :
"While I don't own one of John Knopf's Galax dulcimers, I do own one each of his Ed Thomas and Will Stapleton reproductions.  His craftsmanship is top-notch...."
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@greg-gunner • 4 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on POLL: Single or Doubled melody string ?:
"I began my dulcimer playing on a Folk Roots dulcimer with a double melody string.  I now prefer a single melody string because it is easier to play a..."
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@greg-gunner • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Nettie Hicks Presnell:
"Early Appalachian Music Recordings Click the link above to go to the Guy Collection at Appalachian State University.  It contains a large number of field..."
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@greg-gunner • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Nettie Hicks Presnell:
"Nettie Hicks Presnell was the sister of Nathan Talbert Hicks.  They were the children of John Benjamin Hicks.  Stanley Hicks was the first cousin of Nathan..."
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@greg-gunner • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "June Apple Dulcimer tone/sound":
"Here's a link to June Apple Dulcimer.  The smaller model is the June Apple Model.  The larger model is the Poplar Hill Model...."
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@greg-gunner • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "June Apple Dulcimer tone/sound":
"I have a June Apple dulcimer.  It doesn't have the light silvery sound of the J.E. Thomas  reproductions that I own.  Nor does it have the resonant sound of..."
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@greg-gunner • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on @greg-gunner:
"I have a June Apple dulcimer.  It doesn't have the light silvery sound of the J.E. Thomas  reproductions that I own.  Nor does it have the resonant sound of..."
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@greg-gunner • 3 months ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on POLL: How long ago did you start playing dulcimer?:
"I started playing about 30 years ago after seeing a lady playing a mountain dulcimer at one of the Metroparks in Toledo.  Ordered my first dulcimer, a..."

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Great Resource for Music Theory Group


I came across this resource while browsing in the Chiff and Fipple, an...
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Frank Proffitt's Grandfather and Civil War Tunes


Frank Proffitt's grandfather, John Wesley Proffitt, was a southerner...
@Banjimer 5 years ago - Comments: 3
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Phyllis Gaskins New Book Is Out


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Schnauffer Tennessee Music Box DVD Available - A Few Copies Left


I can't remember if I saw this mentioned on ED or FOTMD, but Middle...
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11/15/17 07:49:34PM @greg-gunner:

I have a June Apple dulcimer.  It doesn't have the light silvery sound of the J.E. Thomas  reproductions that I own.  Nor does it have the resonant sound of the larger bodied dulcimers.  The sound falls somewhere in between.  You could probably describe it as a balance between the two.  Keep in mind that Carl and his staff at June Apple Dulcimers manufacture several different models of dulcimers and dulcimer ancestors.  The June Apple model has a somewhat smaller size than other models made by June Apple, so it's not surprising that the sound is somewhat closer to traditional than it is to guitar-like.  June Apple also makes a larger-bodied dulcimer.  I don't have personal experience with the larger model, but I would assume that its sound is more resonant and similar to other dulcimers with wider, deeper soundboxes.  In short, the difference in sound is more  a combination of volume and resonance.  Everything else being equal, smaller-bodied dulcimers have less volume and less resonance.  Larger-bodied dulcimers have more volume and more resonance.  Other factors to consider are the type of wood used, particularly the soundboard (top), and the thickness of the top, back, and sides.  I'm not a builder.  A builder would be more qualified than I to describe the various factors affecting the sound of any given dulcimer.


Richard Streib
11/15/17 06:23:59PM @richard-streib:

Greg,

I saw a post almost a year old about your June Apple dulcimer. How do you like it?

What is the sound like? I tend to prefer more traditional rather than guitar like.

Thanks.


ed st.jean
10/04/13 03:58:45PM @ed-stjean:

hey Greg on an august post you mentioned you had a TMB case from Colorado case you were selling .available? if not any idea of a part number or description from Colorado Case ? ED


Ralph Lee Smith
08/01/13 08:01:16AM @ralph-lee-smith:

Greg,

Thanks so much for your two messages regarding the Mattesons and the Nathan Hicks Dulcimer. I have just returned from a couple of weeks of teaching, at Western Carolina University and John C. Campbell Folk School, and am busy catching up! I'll take a look at the You Tube segment soon.


Kevin Messenger
07/27/13 04:29:07PM @kevin-messenger:

Greg thanks for the interest. The Prichard is 350.00, plus shipping. I ask for a third down to cover costs and the balance is due when ready to ship. I look forward to talking with you more about the possibility of building you a Prichard , they are great sounding instruments, and are exact copies of the originals. Thanks Kevin.


mary e frantz
07/22/12 05:20:43PM @mary-e-frantz:

Thanks GregI will check them out do you by any chance know a an intermediate instructor around here thanks again mary


Bill Lewis
08/31/09 10:48:58AM @bill-lewis:
Welcome Greg
razyn
08/31/09 10:21:33AM @razyn:
Glad you made it over -- now join us in the Dulcimer Ancestors group, and we'll solve the mysteries of the universe. Or something.Dick
Strumelia
08/30/09 05:12:39PM @strumelia:
Welcome Greg!! :D