Jim Fawcett

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I built my first dulcimer from a kit, from Cripple Creek Dulcimer in Manitou Springs, CO in late 2007 (the one on the far left). I have been playing ever since the build was done in early 2008. Self taught as it were. Love to sit on the porch swing when it's warm enough and strum away. 

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Jim Fawcett

Therapy for my shoulder


Just something to think about. Anyone else have shoulder problems when...
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Wartz 'n' All Spring gathering


Don't forget to come and join in the fun at our Spring gathering at...
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Looking for a TAB...


Just wondering if any of you have the tab for "God Will Take Care of...
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Heavenly Sunshine

Heavenly Sunshine


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WV Hills

WV Hills


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Amazing Grace with friends - YouTube

Amazing Grace with friends -...


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Amazing Grace with friends

Amazing Grace with friends


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Flow Gently Sweet Afton

Flow Gently Sweet Afton


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Yankee Know How

Yankee Know How


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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace


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Old Joe Clark

Old Joe Clark


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Spotted Pony


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Flow Gently, Sweet Afton

Flow Gently, Sweet Afton


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Grandfathers Clock


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Old Joe Clark on Mawhee


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A Good Night of Jammin...

Posted: Sunday May 15 2011, 8:10 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

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muscavado
07/05/21 04:51:25AM @muscavado:

Thanks Jim, most appreciated


CarolynF
05/18/21 09:30:56AM @carolynf:

Thanks! I don't have an instrument yet. My ideal would be to borrow one until I could find out what I wanted. It looks like there are a few options to look for, and I don't want to buy before I figure that out. Unfortunately, there aren't dulcimer shops near me, though I'll be traveling this summer. (Redding, CA to Colorado Springs, and then later, Missouri.)


patrick gietzen
03/23/21 11:15:29PM @patrick-gietzen:

Thank you!


JDH54
03/23/21 09:55:17PM @jdh54:

Howdy!  Thanks for the welcome.  I'll look forward to learning more about mountain dulcimers.

I've been reading about mountain dulcimers and done a lot of looking for a 1st instrument.

I found a 2001 McSpadden, built by Larry McSpadden.  Do you know anything about this era McSpadden or could you let me know who might be a good member to talk to?  This is an hourglass design 4 string.  Label indicates it is an M12-S.  I contacted McSpadden and they gave me the following specs:

The M12 series dulcimers used a laminate back with solid wood otherwise.  You are correct that this dulcimer is made of walnut except for the top which is spruce.

The overall length of this dulcimer is 36 inches.  The width at the upper bout is 5 ¾ inches, the lower bout is 7.  The VSL is 28 ½.  The depth of the body is 1 ¾ and the fretboard stands 1 inch above that.

It looks in great shape from pics (see attached photo) but it's about 5 hours away.  I'm somewhat concerned that it has a laminated walnut back and it appears that it has 20 frets (including what looks like "0", 6-1/2 and 13-1/2 frets).  Any comments on laminated back and fretting or other comments would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, John


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Catwheezle
02/17/21 03:00:54PM @catwheezle:

Thanks for the welcome Jim, this is a lovely group, I have been so warmly welcomed. I have only just worked out how the board works! I did reply to everyone - but on my own page!


Fumble Fingers
02/16/21 11:47:49AM @fumble-fingers:

Thank you for the welcome, Jim! I'm looking forward to learning a lot, and appreciate all the friendly and helpful people who seem to abound in this site.

Hope you're staying safe and warm! Thanks again,

Fumble Fingers (Mary)


Catwheezle
02/11/21 03:25:37AM @catwheezle:

Thanks for the welcome waiting for my first dulcimer to arrive from the States 


nateprentice
01/15/21 09:19:21AM @nateprentice:

Thanks!  I'm close to Philly.


wave
01/07/21 10:45:31PM @wave:

Thank you, sir. It's nice to be here. I'm looking forward to all of the great information and friendly exchanges.


TexJoanie
01/07/21 02:08:19PM @texjoanie:

Thanks all for the kind welcome!


Doug Naselroad
12/12/20 10:23:44PM @doug-naselroad:

Thanks!


Jim Fawcett
11/22/20 07:08:36AM @jim-fawcett:

No, there's no groups around that I know of. Before this virus hit I'd go to Morgantown to a gathering I helped put together. Wartz n All. We always had a great time. Maybe we will be able to meet again in 2021.

If you want to meet sometime early next year, we could do some jammin'. 

Jim


BooBoo2001
11/21/20 07:43:33PM @booboo2001:

Your town is about 45 minutes from me. I live in the South Hills. Are there any Dulcimer groups near Pittsburgh in the south areas


BooBoo2001
11/21/20 11:59:12AM @booboo2001:

Pittsburgh.


Mick McLaughlin
11/12/20 07:54:40AM @mick-mclaughlin:

Thanks for the welcome Jim

regards

Mick


salsarev
11/05/20 09:23:38AM @salsarev:

Hi Jim,

Thanks for the welcome!

Regards,

David


Geeps
11/04/20 09:20:13PM @geeps:

Thanks Jim.


Christoffer
10/25/20 04:52:54PM @christoffer:

Hi Jim,

Thank you!


ex machina
09/29/20 05:04:54PM @ex-machina:

Thanks, Jim, appreciate it!


JerryL
09/27/20 04:20:54PM @jerryl:

Thanks, I look forward to  getting better acquainted