John C. Knopf

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Location: Westland, MI
Country: US

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John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Holiday":
"Sounds like a fun time, Ken!  May God protect you and yours from the hurricane in the area."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Holiday":
"Welcome home, weary traveller!  Glad to hear you're back in one piece, and that you (mostly) enjoyed your time there on The Islands.  Hope the hurricane..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fret that won’t stay put":
"That's the way to do it, Molly!   But if you have more money than most of us here, StewMac sells a fret tang crimping tool that puts slight crimps into the..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Trust and Obey:
"Just lovely, Richard!  A glorious hymn, with some good advice to all."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 4 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Thoughts on tonewoods?:
""...And the light-weight winnah IS.... a poplar J. E. Thomas hourglass dulcimore, at a scant 13 ounces!!""
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Restoring a Dulcimer:
"Molly, some older dulcimers had partial frets, made out of wire, that were bent like a staple then hammered into the fretboard.  They were only intended to..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on First time build:
"Very, very nice work, friend!  Keep it up."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Teddy, it's a great time for you!  That dulcimer will probably smell like fresh wood and lacquer-- the "new dulcimer smell", not unlike the "new car smell"..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "David Schnaufer":
""PLUCK" is an amazing and unusual book.  I obtained a copy and read through it with much interest and wonder.  So many people, so many events being..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Viney Flower,JJ Niles:
"Very nicely done, Jamie."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Wanted: Solid Body Electric Dulcimer":
"Sorry, folks --- I meant "modeled after the Fender Stratocaster guitar!"  Whole 'nother animal!  Sorry!"
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ionian tuning question":
"Lisa, that's the very secret of success in dulcimer-building!   Spend lots on tools, equipment and lumber, and you'll get a guaranteed meager return!  It's..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Kentucky Flood and Dulcimer History":
"This is horrifying news!  Several states are dealing with floods right now.  Hindman, home of the James E. Thomas dulcimer,  has been especially hard-hit...."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Finding a tuning Peg":
"Jim, I have an old John Maxwell dulcimer that was missing a peg when I bought it. I fashioned a new one of maple that looked similar to the original.  His..."

Latest Group Discussions

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John C. Knopf

A "Little Guy" dulcimer


Here's a prototype of my "Little Guy" dulcimer, with a 22" VSL and DAA...
@John C. Knopf 5 months ago - Comments: 2
John C. Knopf

Dulcimaster Number 5 Is Here


Here is my fifth (and last?) Dulcimaster electric dulcimer, which will...
@John C. Knopf 3 years ago - 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 9 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 4 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 4 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 6 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 4 years ago - Comments: 10
John C. Knopf

Siegrist Dulcimer on ShopGoodwill


There's a Siegrist mechanical dulcimer being auctioned now!...
@John C. Knopf 7 years ago - Comments: 0
John C. Knopf

On the Workbench


My latest creation is nearly finished.  Bird's eye maple throughout.
@John C. Knopf 5 years ago - Comments: 8
John C. Knopf

On the Workbench


My latest creation is nearly finished.  Bird's eye maple throughout.
@John C. Knopf 5 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 years ago - Comments: 12
John C. Knopf

Here's a Delight!


I finished this Thomas hourglass dulcimer replica just this afternoon,...
@John C. Knopf 8 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 8 years ago - Comments: 13

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John & "Uncle Eddie" 11/20/13

John & "Uncle Eddie" 11/20/13


@John C. Knopf
7 years ago - Comments: 7

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Latest Forum Discussions

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A Samuel F. Russell dulcimore replica

Posted: Tuesday June 14 2022, 9:03 AM
By: @Steven Berger

New poplar Tennessee music box

Posted: Monday December 27 2021, 11:20 AM
By: @John C. Knopf

New cherry Jethro Amburgey replica for sale

Posted: Wednesday December 15 2021, 7:20 PM
By: @John C. Knopf

All-Maple Melton-Style Galax Dulcimore

Posted: Sunday July 11 2021, 2:28 PM
By: @John C. Knopf

Awarding the "giveaway dulcimore" in Berea!

Posted: Sunday June 13 2021, 9:12 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

This Tennessee Music Box is headed for...

Posted: Friday April 30 2021, 1:11 PM
By: @Strumelia

Texas-bound J. E. Thomas replica dulcimore

Posted: Saturday February 20 2021, 7:36 AM
By: @Strumelia

John Tignor dulcimer rework

Posted: Thursday December 10 2020, 10:22 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

All-walnut Thomas-style dulcimore

Posted: Thursday December 10 2020, 2:08 PM
By: @Nathina

"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

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