Susan Ann

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Location: Irons, Michigan
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Susan Ann
@susan-ann • 2 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on 19th Century Pritchard Dulcimer?:
"Hello Ken, I was looking at your Prichard replica you made.  Very nice!  Are the hearts actually holes or are they painted on?  I am working on my kit right..."
Susan Ann
@susan-ann • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on 1880's Dulcimer:
"I don't know Strumelia.  It has me puzzled too.  I don't know if it is original or added sometime later.  I just need to find someone who is knowledgeable..."
Susan Ann
@susan-ann • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on 1880's Dulcimer:
"Your welcome Robin-Thompson!  Glad you liked them!"
Susan Ann
@susan-ann • 2 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on 19th Century Pritchard Dulcimer?:
"Thank You so much Strumelia!  I think I got it!  Sorry for jumping too soon that this is "actually" a Pritchard.  I revised my page so it doesn't state that...."
Susan Ann
@susan-ann • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
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Susan Ann
@susan-ann • 2 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on 19th Century Pritchard Dulcimer:
"How  do you load pictures on your personal home page?  I was able to load 2, but now it keeps telling me the file is too large?  Help!!"
Susan Ann
@susan-ann • 2 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on 19th Century Pritchard Dulcimer:
"Hello Strumelia!   I am not totally sure if it is a Prichard.  I can only go by comparing photos on the internet and the information I am getting here on..."
Susan Ann
@susan-ann • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on @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...."
Susan Ann
@susan-ann • 2 weeks ago
@susan-ann is now following @ken-longfield
Susan Ann
@susan-ann • 2 weeks ago • comments: 328
Posted a new Comment on @ken-longfield:
"Hello Ken!  Sorry I didn't respond to your message earlier.  I'm still getting used to navigating around this forum.  I have pictures I can send you and..."
Susan Ann
@susan-ann • 2 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on 19th Century Pritchard Dulcimer:
"Thank you for your advice Dusty-Turtle.  I think I will leave it as is and sew up a good case for it.  "
Susan Ann
@susan-ann • 2 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on 19th Century Pritchard Dulcimer:
"So glad I can share it with you!  I believe my dulcimer kit will be delivered today.  Can't wait to get busy on it and learn how to play.  I wish I could..."
Susan Ann
@susan-ann • 3 weeks ago • comments: 15
Posted a new Comment on 19th Century Pritchard Dulcimer:
"Yes, she is a gem!"
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Susan Ann
@susan-ann • 3 weeks ago
@susan-ann is now following @strumelia
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Susan Ann
@susan-ann • 3 weeks ago • comments: 156
Posted a new Comment on @strumelia:
"Thank you Strumelia!  I'm excited to be part of the Mountain Dulcimer family.  I found the links you sent me very informative.   I'm learning my way around..."
Susan Ann
@susan-ann • 3 weeks ago
@susan-ann is now following @david-bennett

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Benjamin W 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.

Ben


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: klongfield69@gmail.com. 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.

Ken

"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.

Ken

"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.

Ken

"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.


Strumelia
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:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/501598
https://www.metmuseum.org/blogs/of-note/2015/appalachian-dulcimer