Susan Ann


Location: Irons, Michigan
Country: United States

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Ben Barr Jr
02/21/21 09:37:44PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Susan-Ann, 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.


Susan Ann
02/19/21 06:38:13PM @susan-ann:

Hey Ken. here are some more pictures for you.  Hopefully it is what you need.  I have looked on the back of it and there seems to be some hand writing on it.  I can send you pictures of that too, but it is hard to see.  Looking on the inside, there doesn't seem to be a label anywhere.  Thanks for your help and let me know if you need anything else.

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Ken Longfield
02/19/21 05:39:48PM @ken-longfield:

Susan Ann, here is my email address: That is probably the easiest way to handle the photos. I have looked at the photos you posted. They will be a nice addition to my Charles N. Prichard dulcimer files The list I've gathered is only of known Prichard dulcimers and where they are. Others maintain lists of other builders. My dulcimer made James Edward Thomas, Bath, Kentucky is on the Thomas list and I forget who maintains that one. Over the years the main problem with finding surviving Prichard dulcimers is the lack of labels. They were glued in the instrument, but over the years the glued dried and labels fell out. Some have partial labels and the others we can tell from provenance and construction details. Sometimes the pegs are missing and have been replaced, but your are certainly original.

Thanks for sharing this instrument with us.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Ken Longfield
02/18/21 07:03:36AM @ken-longfield:

Here is photo you may like. This is a reproduction of a Prichard dulcimer I made and placed on his grave stone for the photo. I would enjoy seeing some photos of your Prichard. Does in have an intact label? A few of us who build reproductions keep a list of known Prichard dulcimers. I will add yours to the list.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

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Ken Longfield
02/18/21 06:51:27AM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Susan Ann. It is good to have you aboard. Let us know if we can help you put your kit together. We have a lot of experienced builders here. I look forward to your participation in these discussions.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Jim Fawcett
02/18/21 06:25:32AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Susan, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Richard Streib
02/17/21 08:26:19PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Susan Ann to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. How exciting to get your kit to build. It is so neat you have the old Prichard. I am having a Prichard reproduction dulcimer built for me. This is a great place to learn all about the history of the dulcimer as well as to engage lots of knowledgeable members in discussions. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.

02/17/21 05:15:55PM @strumelia:

Welcome Susan Ann!

There is a LOT of content here on FOTMD concerning Prichard dulcimers.
The result of a general search here for "Prichard" yields lots of stuff to explore!:

Also, some info about a Prichard in the Met's collection: