John C. Knopf

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Location: Westland, MI
Country: US

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John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Black Friday Dulcimaster Sale!":
"This beauty is still for sale to some fortunate buyer!  And I'm sorry I got the last date wrong... it's through Saturday the SEVENTH of December.  Also known..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • one week ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Musical Advent Calendar 2019 - Open the 1st door!:
"Thank you, Ariane, for this lovely Advent calendar idea."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • one week ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Black Friday Dulcimaster Sale!":
"Handmade cherry 3-pickup solid-body electric dulcimer. Regular price is $895, now just $760, plus shipping (that’s over 15% off)! Sale through Saturday Dec...."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thanksgiving Menu":
"John C. Knopf: I'm not sure what we're having, but I asked Grandpa what he'll be having, and he said: "We're havin' fried chicken, so crisp and hot, with..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thanksgiving Menu":
"I'm not sure what we're having, but I asked Grandpa what he'll be having, and he said:"We're havin' fried chicken, so crisp and hot, with taters and gravy--..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Berea Traditional Dulcimore Gathering -(KY):
"No, Wally, that was a one-off model!  Still for sale, though... And you're welcome."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Berea Traditional Dulcimore Gathering -(KY):
"Don't forget I will be building a traditional dulcimore to be given away at this event!"
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Irene's photos:
"You do wonderful work, Irene! "
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Walnut Thomas with a Possum Board:
"Steven Berger: The luck of the Irish! Beautiful dulcimore and possum board, John...bet it sounds great, too! What did you name this one? Steve, this..."
John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Have you met other FOTMD's in real life and become friends?":
"I've met many WONDERFUL folks from FOTMD in Berea, KY or in Hindman, KY the past few years.  (I can't remember any of them as being awful or unfriendly!)  I..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • one month ago • comments: 10
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dusty-turtle: The Boys of Wexford
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • one month ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Night of the Living Dulcimers:
"John Shaw's electric dulcimer looks very familiar to me!  He did a great job of playing it, and the playing of the others was excellent as well."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • one month ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @grahame-hood: Night of the Living Dulcimers
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Sneak peek at a walnut Thomas with Possum Board":
"Thank you so much, friends!  I had a wonderful day.  Even squeezed in a great prime rib lunch in Ann Arbor!"
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Sneak peek at a walnut Thomas with Possum Board":
"Here is what's happening in the shop on my birthday.  Found the time to make some sawdust today!"
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Sears and Roebuck dulcimers ":
"I think some of these dulcimers were branded Oscar Schmidt, weren't they?"
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on A new Tennessee music box that looks OLD...:
"Thanks, Irene! The new owner is impressed by the big sound from such an "unorthodox" instrument.  The top and bottom are nearly 3/8" thick, and the sides..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on A new Tennessee music box that looks OLD...:
"Robin, you would need to either 1) play the music box, or 2) play checkers.  I don't know if it's possible to do both at the same time.  Dropped checkers..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Your favourite or preferred shape to build / play:
"Cheap cardboard student dulcimers make a SURPRISINGLY WONDERFUL sound.  I almost couldn't believe it when I heard one for the first time."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Tips for using loop end strings on a build?:
"Square-cut nails or the aforementioned dowel, which was usually referred to as a tailpin.  Some dulcimer builders used screws instead. You can buy a 1/4"..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Moving to Southern Virginia":
"Bob, I've been thinking in that direction myself, lately.   Looks like a wonderful area of the country, with nice folks who actually know what a dulcimer is!"
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Humbucker stye pickup...?:
"FYI, CBGitty sells 3-pole and 4-pole humbuckers now on their website.  But like Ken says, they wouldn't be necessary. Unless you're trying to make a..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Humbucker stye pickup...?:
"I have installed humbuckers on an electric dulcimer I built years ago.  They were standard guitar pickups with 2 sets of 6 pole pieces on each one.  The..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Anyone heard of "B.F.M. Music" stick dulcimer?":
"Do you have any photos to help us?  "
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Your favourite or preferred shape to build / play:
"Well, Tatts, I prefer to build simpler shapes, as they're less trouble to get the overall shape right.  The easiest would be the Tennessee music box, because..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on A new Tennessee music box that looks OLD...:
"Dan: Your tin work looks great! Thanks, Dan!"
John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Do not adjust your set!":
"See something a little different here?  I've noticed that when I play the scale, I get "od-it-al-los-af-im-er-od..."  Oh-- everything's BACKWARDS.  This is a..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What In The World Is This?":
"Looks almost like a DSO to me."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on 1976 Hamer:
"Apparently he was/is fond of acorns and oaks.... was he possibly a squirrel?  If so, he makes a dang pretty dulcimer if I do say so meself!"
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on A new Scheitholt:
"Glorious work, Bob."

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 11 months ago - Comments: 11
John C. Knopf

"Glory" in all her glory


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

Melton Galax just finished!


Here's the latest cherry, spruce and maple Melton Galax dulcimer from my...
@John C. Knopf last year - Comments: 11
John C. Knopf

Just finished-- another Thomas!


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

On the Workbench


My latest creation is nearly finished.  Bird's eye maple throughout.
@John C. Knopf 2 years ago - Comments: 8
John C. Knopf

On the Workbench


My latest creation is nearly finished.  Bird's eye maple throughout.
@John C. Knopf 2 years ago - Comments: 0
John C. Knopf

Another cherry and maple solid-body electric


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

All-Walnut Thomas Hourglass


Here is my latest dulcimer, finished just minutes ago.  Its name is...
@John C. Knopf 3 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 4 years ago - Comments: 4
John C. Knopf

Siegrist Dulcimer on ShopGoodwill


There's a Siegrist mechanical dulcimer being auctioned now!...
@John C. Knopf 4 years ago - Comments: 0
John C. Knopf

First Singleton build


Here are some peeks at my "Uncle Will" Singleton replica now underway....
@John C. Knopf 4 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 4 years ago - Comments: 15
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 5 years ago - Comments: 14
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 5 years ago - Comments: 13
John C. Knopf

Here's a Delight!


I finished this Thomas hourglass dulcimer replica just this afternoon,...
@John C. Knopf 5 years ago - Comments: 11
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 5 years ago - Comments: 16
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 5 years ago - Comments: 15
John C. Knopf

Electric Hybrid TMB


I just finished a hybrid Tennessee music box for one of our members...
@John C. Knopf 5 years ago - Comments: 16
John C. Knopf

"Heritage" is finished!


I just finished building my all-wormy-chestnut dulcimer, and have named...
@John C. Knopf 5 years ago - Comments: 10

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John & "Uncle Eddie" 11/20/13

John & "Uncle Eddie" 11/20/13


@John C. Knopf
4 years ago - Comments: 8

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Black Friday Dulcimaster Sale!

Posted: Saturday December 7 2019, 4:31 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

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

chatroom sidebar - adjusting the chat pane...

Posted: Monday October 1 2018, 10:36 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