Ron Gibson

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Location: Marion County, Ohio
Country: UM

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I have been playing and building mountain dulcimers for over 41 years.  I was born in Knott Co, Kentucky and trace by dulcimer building directly back to "Uncle Ed" Thomas (meaning I learned form someone who learned from someone who learned from Jethro Amburgey who learned from Thomas). I also play guitar, banjo, mandolin and bass - but nothing without frets. I played guitar in numerous regional bands for around 28 years playing everything from Hank Sr. to Van Halen and Hendrix. I have an engineering degree and worked for many years as a quality control manager and retired early to make dulcimers full time.

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Ron Gibson
@ron-gibson • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Can you tell me about Curt Mangan FusionMatched strings?":
"In my opinion, there's a whole lot more to the tone of a dulcimer than just the strings. The strings are part of a system that includes the soundbox..."

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Krlbs1
06/20/14 08:45:39PM @karen-pounds:
Hi Ron, welcome to FOTMD.
Benjamin W Barr Jr
06/19/14 09:55:27PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Ron, 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.

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Karen Keane
06/19/14 08:16:20PM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to listen to music and share ideas. I hope you enjoy.
Rob N Lackey
06/19/14 07:54:01PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Ron, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. I'd like to play one of yours sometime. Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob


Jim Fawcett
06/19/14 07:18:37PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Ron, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


John Keane
06/19/14 04:10:15PM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!


Ken Longfield
06/19/14 03:48:15PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Ron. It's good to have you aboard. Please join the builders' group. We will appreciate having your expertise there.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."