"Middletown dulcimer" sneak preview!

John C. Knopf
03/19/14 10:05:47PM

This is what I'm working on now in my shop. If you look at Anne Grimes' book "Stories From The Anne Grimes Collection of American Folk Music", you'll find a few photos of her playing (upside down!) an unusual-shaped dulcimer. It was found in Middletown, Ohio, and has a single bout in the center, and what I call an "Art Deco waterfall" tailpiece. The final finish still needs to be applied to it, then I can complete the assembly and find out what it sounds like. Yes, those are cello pegs in the peghead!