John C. Knopf

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Location: Westland, MI
Country: US

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Bob Mary Barnsdale Ballad Gal Bill S tndulcimer Lois Sprengnether Keel nick o'sullivan Jack Ferguson Glenda  Hubbard Bob Stephens John Shaw Noah Cline Celtic Cowboy Salt Springs Kevin R. Richard Streib simelmoe Banjimer Laurel K Scott Alicia Rexrode Stewart McCormick David Bennett Lawrence Sheperd Cat Brown Repp Steven Berger Mark Runge GulfVet Chuck in CT Jeff Rick Kennedy Cynthia Wigington jeffrey charles foster Deborah Hinz Cheryl Johnson Steve Battarbee Rob N Lackey Slate Creek Dulcimers Oliver Ogden Robin Thompson Mike Slone Dan Kevin Messenger Lexie R Oakley James Phillips john p Monterey Dan Goad Strumelia Jim Fawcett

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John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My Husband Has Become Interested...":
"Richard Stolze was an employee at McSpadden/The Dulcimer Shoppe for many years.  It should be a high-quality dulcimer."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 6 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Poplar Tennessee music box:
"Irene, the TMBs I've seen all have four equidistant strings.  The handle on the side wasn't standard, nor were the full-width frets, or the 6-1/2 fret.  But..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on T-5:
"Looks like a winner, Ken!"
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Black Friday Dulcimaster Sale!":
"This electric dulcimer has been sold."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Introduce Yourself!":
"Welcome to the group, Rain Dog!  This is a great resource for dulcimer new-bies.  Ask a lot of questions if you like.  One of us (at least) should be able to..."
John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Number 88 :
"You've done a wonderful job, Bob!  So pretty."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "":
"Phroedrick, you can look on eBay or Amazon for them, available in several wood species.  I've seen ebony, rosewood, maple and others.  Any local violin..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Current build:
"Very beautiful, Ken!  Hope it turns out fine.  I'm sure it will."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Christmas Gift:
"Easy!  The scale starts in the middle, then goes both ways."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Christmas Gift:
"Banjimer: Now, the dulcimer historians among us can begin debating her intended scale and where it begins.  "
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on What Thickness do you use for the Top & Bottom boards?:
"Tim, the thicknesses you've used are perfect as they are.  I use 1/8" thickness a lot, sometimes less if I'm making a Thomas reproduction hourglass.  Three..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...":
"That's right!  You know, table saws are bad for damaging your fingers or hands.  The tips of my thumb and forefinger on my right hand went through "an..."
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Irene's photos:
"You do wonderful work, Irene! "
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months ago • comments: 9
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 3 months ago • comments: 10
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dusty-turtle: The Boys of Wexford
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 months 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 • 3 months ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @grahame-hood: Night of the Living Dulcimers
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf • 3 months 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 • 3 months 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!"

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

"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

Melton Galax just finished!


Here's the latest cherry, spruce and maple Melton Galax dulcimer from my...
@John C. Knopf 2 years ago - Comments: 11
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

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

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

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

Siegrist Dulcimer on ShopGoodwill


There's a Siegrist mechanical dulcimer being auctioned now!...
@John C. Knopf 5 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 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: 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 6 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 6 years ago - Comments: 13
John C. Knopf

Here's a Delight!


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

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John & "Uncle Eddie" 11/20/13

John & "Uncle Eddie" 11/20/13


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

Latest Photos

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Black Friday Dulcimaster Sale!

Posted: Thursday January 16 2020, 4:40 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