John C. Knopf

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Location: Westland, MI
Country: US

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John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "It Came today.":
"Wonderful!  Wonderful!  It all worked out!   McSpadden makes a lovely dulcimer.  If you like, you can replace those tuners with the same thing, or something..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Buying a used McSpadden questions":
"Looks like you found a winner, Nathina!"
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Does anyone recognize the Luthier who uses this symbol":
"Just call or email McSpadden Instruments.  They'll be able to tell you."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Does anyone recognize the Luthier who uses this symbol":
"That logo is woodburned into the fretboard.  I have one just like it."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Does anyone recognize the Luthier who uses this symbol":
"Hello, Nathina!  That symbol is the logo of McSpadden Instruments (also known as The Dulcimer Shoppe) of Mountain View, Arkansas."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • one month ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Protecting the interior of a dulcimer:
"Nate, it isn't common for builders to finish the interior of their dulcimers.  I never have, but somebody else might.  It isn't really needed on folk..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Wayfaring Stranger:
"This sounds so sad!  The instruments are crying out to us.  Great playing, Kevin!  So emotional."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Thanks To God For My Redeemer:
"Thank you, Gordon!  A lovely hymn tune with meaningful words.  In my family tradition, Mom and Dad would sing a duet of this a capella on our American..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer repair question":
"Tailpins made of nails aren't a problem with loop-end strings.  When I started with dulcimers in the mid-70s, all of the strings were loop-end, sometimes..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Updated website for Knopf Dulcimers":
"I've just updated my website , announcing a small price increase regarding my dulcimer-building for 2021."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer repair question":
"OK, so not around the corner from my shop!"
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer repair question":
"Ken's right-- it would be best to see a photo or two.  The fix shouldn't be that difficult, based on what you've said. Are you by any chance in Wayne County,..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Wide World of MD Variety, Ch 4: Sound Holes! Pg A:
"Spell-check doesn't like the word "soundholes", I can tell you THAT."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on My first Mountain Dulcimer.:
"Jordan, this is incredibly beautiful!  Very good workmanship."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Cherry and spruce Galax dulcimore:
"I'm so glad that you ladies like it!   It's a Raymond Melton design, the builder and player who Phyllis Gaskins learned so much from. I like this design..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Cherry and spruce Galax dulcimore:
"Thanks, Lisa!  These guys are intimidating to build."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Cherry and spruce Galax dulcimore:
"Thanks, Richard and Ken!  They're not for the faint of heart to build!"
John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Mystery Dulcimer:
"I agree with (the other) John.  Looks Korean and inexpensive despite the binding.  The wood is likely stained a darker color."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on "BOYS OF WEXFORD" - Hummel & Bowed Psaltery:
"A fine job!  A fine job!  Beauteous!"
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Making wood tuning pegs:
"Ken, I'd say use ever-what you want.  I don't think the sound would be affected at all."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Want to get a fretting printout for a 24" VSL":
"Patty, have him go to StewMac.com, and on the home page, at the bottom, there is a link to a Fret Calculator (free).  Have him click on that, and it will..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Magnetic pickup vs Piezo vs Mic pointed at dulcimer":
"Something useful might be found on the CBGitty website.  They have 3- and 4-pole pickups and flat humbuckers as well."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Loaner Dulcimer":
"Looks like a good place for you to start!"

Latest Group Discussions

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John C. Knopf

Dulcimaster Number 5 Is Here


Here is my fifth (and last?) Dulcimaster electric dulcimer, which will...
@John C. Knopf last year - Comments: 11
John C. Knopf

Something Big Going On In Michigan...


There's something big going on in my workshop. It's been going on for...
@John C. Knopf 7 years ago - Comments: 38
John C. Knopf

Melton Galax just finished!


Here's the latest cherry, spruce and maple Melton Galax dulcimer from my...
@John C. Knopf 2 years ago - Comments: 10
John C. Knopf

Just finished-- another Thomas!


Just now completed another J. E. Thomas dulcimer in poplar for a...
@John C. Knopf 2 years ago - Comments: 11
John C. Knopf

Another cherry and maple solid-body electric


My newest Dulcimaster is solid cherry and hard maple, with...
@John C. Knopf 4 years ago - Comments: 3
John C. Knopf

"Glory" in all her glory


Now heading for Durango is "Glory", a Melton-style Galax dulcimer made...
@John C. Knopf 2 years ago - Comments: 10
John C. Knopf

Siegrist Dulcimer on ShopGoodwill


There's a Siegrist mechanical dulcimer being auctioned now!...
@John C. Knopf 5 years ago - Comments: 0
John C. Knopf

On the Workbench


My latest creation is nearly finished.  Bird's eye maple throughout.
@John C. Knopf 3 years ago - Comments: 8
John C. Knopf

On the Workbench


My latest creation is nearly finished.  Bird's eye maple throughout.
@John C. Knopf 3 years ago - Comments: 0
John C. Knopf

All-Walnut Thomas Hourglass


Here is my latest dulcimer, finished just minutes ago.  Its name is...
@John C. Knopf 4 years ago - Comments: 10
John C. Knopf

New Chromatic Walnut Hourglass


Here's the latest from my shop.  My first chromatic (and last?).
@John C. Knopf 5 years ago - Comments: 4
John C. Knopf

First Singleton build


Here are some peeks at my "Uncle Will" Singleton replica now underway....
@John C. Knopf 5 years ago - Comments: 6
John C. Knopf

A problem with my special project


Hi all. I made a special cane for somebody, and I'm having trouble with...
@John C. Knopf 5 years ago - Comments: 10
John C. Knopf

Making a Davis kit dulcimer playable


Well, it seems a lady nearby has a Davis dulcimer she built from a kit...
@John C. Knopf 6 years ago - Comments: 12
John C. Knopf

What Does Your Spouse Think?


I've been wondering for some time what our luthier's lives are like at...
@John C. Knopf 6 years ago - Comments: 12
John C. Knopf

Here's a Delight!


I finished this Thomas hourglass dulcimer replica just this afternoon,...
@John C. Knopf 6 years ago - Comments: 10
John C. Knopf

"Middletown dulcimer" sneak preview!


This is what I'm working on now in my shop. If you look at Anne Grimes'...
@John C. Knopf 6 years ago - Comments: 13
John C. Knopf

I need some advice re: shellac drips


I'm hand-brushing shellac (premixed, from a can) onto my new walnut...
@John C. Knopf 6 years ago - Comments: 14

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John & "Uncle Eddie" 11/20/13

John & "Uncle Eddie" 11/20/13


@John C. Knopf
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Latest Forum Discussions

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Updated website for Knopf Dulcimers

Posted: Thursday October 8 2020, 7:02 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

A Samuel F. Russell dulcimore replica

Posted: Sunday July 26 2020, 10:15 AM
By: @Susie

"Generations": Will Singleton replica...

Posted: Friday March 27 2020, 10:31 AM
By: @dulcinina

Sneak peek at a walnut Thomas with Possum...

Posted: Sunday November 3 2019, 7:19 AM
By: @Susie

Do not adjust your set!

Posted: Sunday September 22 2019, 3:26 AM
By: @Steven Berger

Walnut Thomas with possum board

Posted: Tuesday September 10 2019, 1:18 PM
By: @Strumelia

"Angel" Will Singleton Replica

Posted: Wednesday May 22 2019, 10:21 PM
By: @IRENE

Tiny mahogany dulcimer thingy just made

Posted: Sunday March 24 2019, 3:39 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Richard and Denise Wilson Dulcimer on...

Posted: Wednesday October 10 2018, 9:24 PM
By: @John C. Knopf

John Tignor dulcimer rework

Posted: Friday March 30 2018, 9:25 PM
By: @John C. Knopf

Dennis Dorogi

Posted: Friday May 19 2017, 6:33 AM
By: @Robin Thompson

Jeopardy! Contestant Likes The Dulcimer

Posted: Saturday September 17 2016, 1:25 PM
By: @hugssandi

Your story about rescuing damaged dulcimers

Posted: Friday September 26 2014, 3:28 PM
By: @John Henry

Comments

Robin Thompson
05/11/19 01:00:29PM @robin-thompson:

I'll keep my eye out for photos of the Singleton with a cherry heart! 


hugssandi
08/07/16 10:44:53PM @hugssandi:

Love your profile pic dulcimer~it's amazing!


Strumelia
11/22/15 11:26:08AM @strumelia:

John, please let me know whether you got my email reply.  Thanks!


Timothy P Teefey
06/05/15 07:48:18AM @timothy-p-teefey:

Justlooking at your photos,that's quitea collection of dulcimers you'vegot there!


Timothy P Teefey
06/05/15 07:44:38AM @timothy-p-teefey:

Thankyou for the kind words. Guess I'm kind of an old world kind of guy. :-)


Cynthia Wigington
01/30/15 05:00:24PM @cynthia-wigington:
and I thought I accepted it! Thanks.
Patty from Virginia
12/26/13 08:01:10PM @patty-from-virginia:

John, Yes, Mike kept it up on the site and I did see it. That was fantastic!!! Lisa had him to take it down. I asked Mike if there's any way he could put it up on Youtube and apparently he didn't have the capability to do that. I did see it and I think Uncle Eddie sounds great. I'm hoping to make a trip to Kentucky to see it. I've got to save my penniesGrin.gif Thanks John!!!Smile.gif