John Gribble


Location: Nishi Tokyo, Tokyo
Country: JP

My Latest Followers:

Ferrator ole Shenandoah dulcinina Strumelia Bob Jan Potts Norm Williams Robin Thompson


Latest Activity

John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Solid body:
"So what/where is the pickup?"
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Another "Not A Dulcimer" Build:
"Is this a solid body? A box? Hollowed out?  Fun!"
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hondo HD2 - peg problems, worn finish":
"Kusani: "You will need a very thin-bladed screwdriver though, so you don't strip the heads of those teenie screws."  Or you may need a very small phillips..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hair line crack bottom back of walnut McSpadden":
"I agree with those who suggest not doing anything, at least for the time being. Other than some minor cosmetic issues, you don't yet have a problem. At this..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 12
Liked a youtube item created by @brian-g: Planxty Fanny Po'er/Dennis O'Connor
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 10
Liked a youtube item created by @janene-millen: Robert Burns Medley
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Goin' Home:
"I found P.D. scores in C and D flat here: They might help you create a version beyond just..."
John Gribble
@john-gribble • one month ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Fur Elise on Mountain Dulcimer!:
John Gribble
@john-gribble • 2 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on POLL: Do you play a dulcimer before buying it?:
"Of the four I currently own, only one did I play before buying, my Warren May. But to be completely honest, I was seduced by the wood grain, a varicolored..."

Latest Group Discussions

John Gribble


I'm thinking about replacing some Grover friction "patent" violin style...
@John Gribble 4 years ago - Comments: 6
John Gribble

The Wren Has Landed

I recently received a new Wren travel dulcimer from Pete Staehling of...
@John Gribble 6 years ago - Comments: 12
John Gribble

Mc Spadden or Sweet Woods?

Hello, kind reader(s),I'm considering instruments to get back into...
@John Gribble 6 years ago - Comments: 3

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01/29/20 06:38:28PM @strumelia:

John, thank you SO much for your generous support of our site!  inlovedulcimerbowdown

01/22/19 05:16:29PM @strumelia:

John, your generous patronage of this site is so kind and so appreciated!  flower

08/22/16 06:16:13PM @hugssandi:

I see one of your favorite songs is Hard Times Come Again No More.  It is new to me, and I have been working very hard on it this week.  I can see why you love it so~now I do, too!

08/22/16 10:03:50AM @strumelia:

Hi John, I'm happy to help enable you to donate to the site!   ;D  I'll send you a private message with my address.

02/23/15 03:43:12PM @strumelia:

John thank you so much for becoming a site patron. Received your donation all the way from Tokyo today.

Jill kaiser
02/09/14 02:46:43AM @jill-kaiser:
Ahhhh ok. Im just learning the dulcimer myself. Im not very good thats why i am looking for others to play with. I also dabble in guitar, ukelele and harmonica. Not real good at any of them. Just. So so. Ok well thanks... What are doung all the wY over here in japAn for anyway?
01/31/14 10:29:07AM @marg:


I hope many happy dreams come true for your retirement. Enjoy the dulcimer and it's sweet sound.

Karen Keane
01/06/14 07:53:17PM @karen-keane:
Pull up a chair and stay awhile. It's a great site. If you need anything, don't hesitate to ask.
Karen Keane
01/05/14 10:10:16AM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!
Ken Longfield
01/04/14 08:02:14PM @ken-longfield:

John, welcome to FOTMD. It's good to have you aboard.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

John Keane
01/04/14 07:50:15PM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!

Jim Fawcett
01/04/14 07:35:14PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey John, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Rob N Lackey
01/04/14 05:08:10PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, John, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
01/04/14 05:06:15PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi John, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.