John C. Knopf

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Location: Westland, MI
Country: US

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John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Loaner Dulcimer":
"Looks like a good place for you to start!"
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 4 weeks ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Choosing a dulcimer:
"Strumelia, you hit the nail on the head!  Best to start somewhere close-- you can always find another dulcimer that you like better later on."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 4 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Glowhazel - Improvising, Live Looping, Making Noises:
"Cool!"
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 4 weeks ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on Choosing a dulcimer:
"By all means, try dulcimers out in person, if you can.  It's a wonderful experience, and you meet some fine people, too!"
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dr. George Orthey, Mountain dulcimer and Autoharp maker":
"This is sad news.  Dr. George Orthey was also a colonel in the US Army, and a veterinarian, too.  He lived quite a distinguished life.  The dulcimer world..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Wide World of Mountain Dulcimer Variations:
"That soundhole looks like a primo place to lose your pick in!  But the pick would come right back out easily."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer sales in 2020":
"...including a very LARGE project, wouldn't you say, Dan?"
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes on McSpadden Dulcimer:
"So lovely and peaceful!"
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Sam Russell dulcimore update:
"Irene, just look them up on Google and see what-all shows up!  There are many folks selling them."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Sam Russell dulcimore update:
"IRENE: really beautiful instrument.   I notice you mention "black perfection pegs".   How come you didn't like those?  other then wanting EVERYTHING to be..."
John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "video Mr. Wilson at Mountain Dulcimer Museum in Hindman":
"This is so great!  Thanks for posting it here!"
John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Simple Gifts Number 6 20:
"Gut!  Sehr gut!  Ja, ja!"
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Zitter Number 6 20:
"Wow, Dan, that's a cool looking animal!   How does it sound? (Wie hört es sich an?)"
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "A Samuel F. Russell dulcimore replica":
"Thank you, friends!  This is what I like to do for fun."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "A Samuel F. Russell dulcimore replica":
"I finished my Sam Russell dulcimore replica exactly 81 years after Mr.Russell finished his prototype!  You can see photos of his in L. Allen Smith's..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Another one done :
"Another fabulous creation, Sheryl!  It looks wonderful."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ed Thomas replica by John Knopf":
"You've made a wonderful start, Greg!  Keep it up."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ed Thomas replica by John Knopf":
"Greg, I'm so glad you love the dulcimore!  You play it well.  If I were you, I'd try both in-strums and out-strums to vary the sound.  I find that songs..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on fret wire crown height and width:
"String action (height over frets) may aid playability, as well."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Amazing Grace:
"Love it, Bobby!  That sound really projects."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Size of Soundbox and Loudness":
"Nate, I just wanted to increase the size of everything on that dulcimore by 3 times, to see what would happen.  I guess some tweaking is still in order?  The..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Unknown maker":
"Dan is right-- there are many dulcimers that were made by novices that were never signed, for whatever reason.  This looks to be one of them."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"So sorry for you, Irene, at the loss of your beloved husband of so many years.  It's good that 5 of your daughters were there at such a trying time for you..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Fiddle Dulcimore:
"Beauteous, Mr. Dan!  Ya done GOOD. Something has been bothering me for a few days now--- why is there a divot in the back of the peghead?"
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Size of Soundbox and Loudness":
"Nate, look at a mariachi guitarra quintet.  They have all sizes of guitar soundboards.  The largest is pretty BIG. But then, a dulcimer is not a guitar...."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Day by Day (multi-track dulcimer):
"What a stirring rendition of a classic favorite.  We sometimes need a reminder of Who is in charge, and what He's doing in our lives.  May God comfort the..."

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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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

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