Lynn austin


Location: Stamford, VT
Country: US

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JenniferC Billy T Paula Brawdy Dan Evans Bob Gwen Caeli Janene Millen Robin Thompson Sheryl St. Clare Estes George Little Rock Mark Maxspop Cindy Stammich ScottFortney Deborah Hinz Bob Reinsel robert schuler Guy Babusek Bill Lovekamp Monica Linda Jo brockinton Cheryl Johnson John Henry Patty from Virginia Gail Webber Cynthia Wigington john p Charles Thomas Kevin Messenger Rob N Lackey Jim Fawcett Dusty Turtle James Phillips Volha Lexie R Oakley Ken Backer


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Lynn austin

Strings for Ed Thomas reproduction

I just finished making an Ed Thomas reproduction dulcimer and am looking...
@Lynn austin 3 years ago - Comments: 5
Lynn austin

What grit sanding paper?

Hi everyone, I'm reading a lot about folks liking the Jet 10-20...
@Lynn austin 3 years ago - Comments: 12
Lynn austin

Thomas dulcimers

Does anyone know if Ed Thomas hollowed out his fretboards or were they...
@Lynn austin 3 years ago - Comments: 23
Lynn austin

Second dulcimer build is finished

Well she is finished and singing a very sweet song....such joy!
@Lynn austin 3 years ago - Comments: 17
Lynn austin

Second dulcimer build

Seriously...the third times a about a picture of the top!
@Lynn austin 3 years ago - Comments: 11
Lynn austin

second dulcimer

More pics...
@Lynn austin 3 years ago - Comments: 6
Lynn austin

My latest dulcimer build

Hi,I wanted to share pictures of my second dulcimer build. It is now...
@Lynn austin 3 years ago - Comments: 10

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Robert Mize 5 String tuning help wanted

Posted: Wednesday March 28 2018, 6:45 AM
By: @Jim Hedman

She moved through the fair

Posted: Friday January 20 2017, 11:28 AM
By: @kypfer

Dulcimer Build

Posted: Friday September 16 2016, 8:34 PM
By: @Charles Thomas

Dulcimer build #4

Posted: Monday August 15 2016, 3:39 PM
By: @Lynn austin

Newest dulcimer build

Posted: Thursday July 16 2015, 8:05 PM
By: @Jack Ferguson

Ed Thomas Reproduction dulcimer

Posted: Monday June 22 2015, 3:34 PM
By: @Kevin Messenger


Lynn austin
12/28/16 04:49:51PM @lynn-austin:

Hi All,

I recently picked up a 5 string Robert Mize dulcimer with a very deep 2" body. It is strung with 2 base ( wound) strings and 3 (size 10 strings) and the spacing is equdistant except for a double melody. I've never seen a dulcimer like this and want to replace the strings but don't know how to tune it or if the extra wound string is a mistake. It is marked on the inside 1977....#J11. Does J stand gif just in this case?.....Has anyone seen one like this or have ideas?


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12/18/16 05:50:04PM @strumelia:

Hi Lynn- please see my note in your INBOX...thanks!

07/16/15 07:38:56PM @strumelia:

Lynn, your psalteries are so lovely.   flower

Patty from Virginia
07/01/15 10:47:30AM @patty-from-virginia:

Hey Lynn, this is a good way to send a message to someone who isn't following you yet. smile

Charles Thomas
06/22/15 06:03:41PM @charles-thomas:

Thanks Lynn! Here In El Paso we have a 30% chance of rain on Wednesday , my fingers are crossed.

Lexie R Oakley
06/22/15 11:09:48AM @lexie-r-oakley:

Lynn, sorry I don't have an iPad, I saw that Lisa tried to help you.

Hope things get straighted out. I am not tech savy either, I could only give you the steps of what I had just done to fix my photos.

Lexie R Oakley
06/21/15 04:56:03PM @lexie-r-oakley:

Lynn, I explained the photo flip to you under your Thomas picture. Great Job, happy that you did it.

If you want to check out my pictures of my Thomas replica by is sweet sounding and mean tone.clapper

Janene Millen
02/24/15 10:33:15AM @janene-millen:


I don't know why either...I load the video straight from my computer rather than a link to another site...maybe that's the difference?? But I always post the videos on my YouTube Channel plus videos that are more current songs (not in the public domain) which I can only post in the Rock & Roll Group on "Friends" or on YouTube. Here is the location for the video on YouTube. I'd be surprised if you couldn't view it there.

My Channel is in the name Janene M.

Thanks for your interest in giving it a listen.

George Beckwith
01/10/15 10:26:48PM @george-beckwith:

The page may be down because very year the old adds are remove. I will put it back up pretty soon. If you let me know what you have in mind I can give you the price.

George Beckwith
01/10/15 10:25:02PM @george-beckwith:

Yes I will be back at selling wood very soon. I have been sick and now it is cold and I have no fire wood. My wife broke her foot and was down for 4 months. So I have been taking chemo and taking care of her. let me know what you want in the way of wood. I do have a lot of wood in stock. I will let you know if I can do it or not. Thanks

David Bennett
12/28/14 09:32:37AM @david-bennett:

Yes Lynn I would say the action on my Keith Young dulcimer is low.

12/13/14 04:05:23PM @pristine2:

Hi Lynn ... I'm afraid I've never tabbed out the song. It's pretty easy to figure out though because the video focuses right on my fingers. The harmonic bar I use in the second part of the song is over fret 4.

Cindy Stammich
11/24/14 10:14:52PM @cindy-stammich:

Yayyyy Lynn!!! Looking forward to seeing pics tomorrowGrin.gif

Now that you are rolling.....we will work on videos later!

Cindy Stammich
11/24/14 09:43:38PM @cindy-stammich:
Lynn, if you go to your page, then click on Members Photos, there should be an "ADD" button on the upper right hand part of your page.Click on that, and then it will allow you to browse for the photo on your computer. Please let me know if this helps, or if you are still having trouble. I would love to see your Homer Ledford! Please email a picture if you feel like it!Thanks! Cindy
Cindy Stammich
11/24/14 08:35:19PM @cindy-stammich:
Lynn, I was just wondering when we might get to see that beautiful Homer Ledford treasure of yours :-) Can't wait to hear it too!
Helen Seiler
11/04/14 09:38:06PM @helen-seiler:
G'day Lynn. Thanks for the friend request. Helen
Cindy Stammich
11/04/14 07:08:22PM @cindy-stammich:
Lynn, thank you for the comments on my Clemmer banjammer!I have said before and honestly believe that some of the most wonderful people are those involved in music! In this case it was those who were simply following and enjoying the music, but a part of it nonetheless!There are many wonderful people here too, and I am so glad to be a part of this great group of people....and glad we are friends!
Cindy Stammich
11/03/14 09:53:38PM @cindy-stammich:

Hi Lynn,

Gosh thank you so much for your kind words!!! I am very humbled! got a 40 year old Homer Ledford dulcimer????? How wonderful is that???? I can't wait to hear itSmile.gif You have to be soooo excited!!!! I am excited for you!!!

I love my banjammer from Mike Clemmer! He and his wife are such wonderful people, and he is such a talented luthier. In my photos is a picture of the banjammer, and under it is the story of how it came to be. The wood came from some wonderful people I met thru music - who have become some of my closest friends! I am working on some finger picking on it and just love it.

I also have a wormy chestnut from Mike - it isbeautiful instrumentalso.

I am having a resurgence of DAD .... hahaha....

I really don't need any more instruments, but I haven't had a new one for some time.

Congratulations on your new dulcimer!!!

Keep strumming and smiling Smile.gif


Cindy Stammich
11/02/14 07:22:24PM @cindy-stammich:

Hi Lynn!

Thank you for the friend request Smile.gif

I am happy to be your friend!

It sounds like we have the "string thing" in common, as I also played guitar since I was a teenager....although I don't play it much any more....the dulcimers have taken over my life! I still have the guitar that my parents gave me for my 14th birthday - which is the one I play with the dulcimers.

I look forward to getting to know you!

Keep strumming and smiling!


Aubrey Atwater
10/03/13 07:19:56PM @aubrey-atwater:

Hello Lynn, thanks for your message!