Location: Greenville, VA
Country: United States

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I built my first dulcimer in 1973. Starting in 1980 I owned my own shop, String Wizard Musical Instruments, in New Jersey for 17 years. After moving to Virginia I worked for Huss & Dalton Guitars for 19 years. I am now retired but still build instruments in my own shop. My website is www.jcalkinguitars.net. My Facebook page is John Calkin

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09/14/23 08:28:18PM @bluesky636:


My name is Bill Haegele. I recently found and purchased a mountain dulcimer built by you in a small shop in Lexington, Va. My wife and I live in Natural Bridge, Va. Here are some photos I took of the instrument. I would like to get some information from you regarding the construction and price (for insurance purposes). If you wish, you can contact me at bluesky636@verizon.net. I could then provide you with the serial number of the instrument. Since we are only about 35 minutes away from Greenville, if you are willing, I would love to meet you and visit your shop. Hoping to hear from you soon.

Bill Haegele

Ken Longfield
10/02/17 10:02:33PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, jcalkin. It's good to have you aboard.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Ben Barr Jr
10/02/17 10:09:59AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi J., 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.


Jim Fawcett
10/02/17 07:45:44AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Jcalkin, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.