Nathina

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Location: Scottsdale AZ
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I'm an HD player, and decided on trying out the MD. I have a Ron Gibson coming this week, and now I will have to learn how to play it. 

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Nathina
@nathina • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Need Help Identifying two dulcimers if possible.":
"Dulcimer #1. Butternut top, walnut sides and back. Engraving on head scroll and neck. Dulcimer #2 Solid Walnut, thick waist, Heavy build. Weight is well..."
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Can someone help Identify this dulcimer? Thanks.":
"This is a solid wood walnut dulcimer, that uses silver nickel nut and bridge. Extremely thick waist, but still enough for an hourglass. It is 1970-1980..."
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"In Arizona the governor checked on when the reserve vaccines that were released by the Government were going to arrive and how many. He found out that there..."
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "A Luthier who used pegs to fasten the soundboard?":
"I am trying to identify a vintage dulcimer made entirely of butternut, but the luthier used small wooden pegs to hold the sound board onto the frame. The..."
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Recommendations on capos":
"Art S: Any suggestions on the best place to get a capo? I'm in Canada, so shipping costs will be a factor...."
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fret Markers":
"Matt Berg: Why not try indented markers that are slightly below the surface.  They would be tactile and not interfere with a noter! I don't know why that..."
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fret Markers":
"Dusty Turtle: I've heard of tactile position markers on the back or top of the neck on guitars, so that you can feel with your hand where you are on the..."
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fret Markers":
"They can be fancier, rubies, sapphires. depends who the dulcimer is being given too or was given too. There are some interesting instruments among European..."
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fret Markers":
"Strumelia: I would think that raised fret markers could interfere badly especially with noter playing, particularly if they were located between the melody..."
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fret Markers":
"I'll add something else. What about raised fret markers. The purpose is to allow the player to know what fret they are on without looking. Thus eyes can be..."
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fret Markers":
"Here is a Mcspadden with I guess 1.5 6.5"
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fret Markers":
"Without using the apps, it should be possible to know where the frets go. Tune the first string to D, and work your way up until E is found, then mark that..."
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "DIY? building a dulcimer kits/plans":
"Folkcraft.com or Backyard Music..."
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on Jean Ritchie Dulcimer Instructional Album:
"Is that on a vinyl disk?. No way to play it even if I had it. Don't the deteriorate with time?"
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fret Markers":
"I see a lot dulcimers with 4, 6 and 10, 13 marked, and some 8s. I restore and mark at 3, 5, 7 and 10."
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Restoring the Delser, I accidentally erased the other.":
"I will then tune it to traditional... ...Since as Strumelia says, it is not necessarily a collectable, for the enhancements I have in mind it will need to..."
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Restoring the Delser, I accidentally erased the other.":
"Oh by the way I may have a surprise to show, not sure as yet. Depends on what has to be done on the instrument. I will need some help in identifying it. "
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Restoring the Delser, I accidentally erased the other.":
"I accidentally deleted the Post on repairing the Desler and since I don't know if it can be retrieved I'll start over. Strumelia: you asked what tuning..."
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What do you think of this one? 5 str Dulcimer with wooden tuning pegs":
"Ken Longfield: It looks very good Nathina. It is pretty much what a new Jim Good dulcimer looked like on his sale table. For some reason I'm under the..."
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What do you think of this one? 5 str Dulcimer with wooden tuning pegs":
"Ken Hulme: Someone did a nice job.  Are the top & back veneer?   Beautiful painting, but not nearly enough sound hole area.  Commercial violin pegs,..."
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "What do you think of this one? 5 str Dulcimer with wooden tuning pegs":
"I am trying to get more information on this dulcimer. Sounds great, finished restoring it last night, couldn't sleep. "
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "R&J Came Today":
"I have been discussing a Rugg and Jackel."
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "R&J Came Today":
"And the competed Rugg & Jackel 1986 D50S"
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on What is a "luthier" ?:
"My understanding of a luthier is that an individual who makes wooden stringed instruments. Thus those that make hammered dulcimers are luthiers, those that..."
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "R&J Came Today":
"After I cleaned it up, Small surprise. The case is covered in leather, and leather wrapped handle. I though originally just the usual cardboard. Still..."
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "R&J Came Today":
"In the process of cleaning it up. 10/1/86 #3 D50S"
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "A W Jeffreys Jr.":
"Quigley: Update: I tuned the dulcimer to CGC, sounds great. This dulcimer has a 27" VSL. It sounds pretty cool. Thanks!  Great, is that C3, G3, C4"
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "crosby dulcimer from wisconsin?":
"No not one of hers."
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Latest project - Prichard:
"Ken Longfield: No, Nathina, I'll be putting in three brass plated. nails to hold 3 strings. I will wind my own loop ends using the appropriate size music..."
Nathina
@nathina • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "crosby dulcimer from wisconsin?":
"Probably way off with this, but David Crosby of Crobsy Stills and Nash? This luthier made some for him...."
Nathina
@nathina • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "A W Jeffreys Jr.":
"Quigley: Interesting, just bought bought a 1974 A.W Jeffrey's dulcimer and found that the strings are really small in diameter. Ever hear of the strings..."
Nathina
@nathina • 3 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Latest project - Prichard:
"Love the wood. Are you planning to use ball strings?"
Nathina
@nathina • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Dragons Anyone. ":
"This one I do not have. A lot of work went into the carvings,  Built by Freeman D Jones."
Nathina
@nathina • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "A Henry C Desler Just came in for restoration.":
"Ken Hulme: Builder's name doesn't ring any bells.    Galax style dulcimers did/do not normally have feet.   Sorry I used the term foot as the base of the..."
Nathina
@nathina • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "A Henry C Desler Just came in for restoration.":
"Strumelia: As far as I know, a dulcimer having feet doesn't specifically suggest WV.  Galax dulcimers are traditionally tuned in unison all high ddd or..."

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Benjamin W Barr Jr
11/13/20 11:28:50AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Nathina, 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.

Ben


Richard Streib
11/02/20 06:48:21PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Nathina to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. Looking forward to your participation and contributions to the site. Best wishes on your mountain dulcimer journey.


Ken Longfield
11/02/20 04:18:02PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Nathina. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Jim Fawcett
11/02/20 06:19:57AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Nathina, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.