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Curtis Carlisle Bouterse

General Custer Nicholas (1895-1979) dulcimer

An interesting instrument from a quirky WVa maker, the label reads (in cursive): You are my sunshine aug 1, 1968 General C Nicholas Very...
@Curtis Carlisle Bouterse started 2 months ago - replies: 11
Curtis Carlisle Bouterse

Amburgey and Ledford

It is well known that Homer Ledford learned to make dulcimers from Jethro Amburgey and, even in his late instruments one can see the influences...
@Curtis Carlisle Bouterse started 3 months ago - replies: 15
Curtis Carlisle Bouterse

Help with antique dulcimer ID (East Kentucky?)

I need help identifying an antique dulcimer I acquired many years ago which is, tragically, missing the scroll - an important factor in its...
@Curtis Carlisle Bouterse started 3 months ago - replies: 17
David Bennett

Courtney Rose Dulcimer

Does anyone know anything about a dulcimer maker named Courtney Rose? I ask because my cousin picked one up somewhere and is sending it to me....
@David Bennett started 7 months ago - replies: 8

Hubert Rogers - Looking for info

I just acquired three Hubert Rogers dulcimers from a member of his extended family - has anyone else got one of his instruments? He's listed on...
@Clockdr started last year - replies: 0
Robin Thompson

Ohio maker Mr. A. J. Shell

Friends, Are any of you familiar with the Ohio maker A.J. Shell from Christiansburg, Ohio?  (He died in 1991, I believe.)     
@Robin Thompson started last year - replies: 1
Karen F

Keith Johnson Sporting Hill Dulcimers

Hi! If anyone happens to come across a Keith Johnson dulcimer for sale, I may be very interested in buying. Please contact me!! Thank you!
@Karen F started 2 years ago - replies: 8
Salt Springs

Raymond Epler (1908-1990) Roane County, West Virginia

I just obtained a really nice Epler that was built in 1973 from it's original owner.  The string guages are very light as are the slots.   Any...
@Salt Springs started 2 years ago - replies: 3

dating my dulcimer

I just bought an 'antique' dulcimer from an Ebay dealer who represented it as being constructed between 1890 and 1910.  I figure it is certainly...
@Diesel started 3 years ago - replies: 5
Salt Springs

JR Beall..............6 string, 1969 #1

Picked this up condition, too!           
@Salt Springs started 4 years ago - replies: 8
Rick Kennedy

Tignor replacment dowel?

Seller sent me a pic of a Tignor tail end.  It does not look like the simple dowel that I have seen in other pics.  This, in addition to another...
@Rick Kennedy started 6 years ago - replies: 6
Kevin Messenger

Pine Mountain Duldimer

   I recently had a dulcimer in the shop for some work. The owner mother bought it at Pine Mountain Settlement School in the early sixties. The...
@Kevin Messenger started 5 years ago - replies: 6
Kevin Messenger

Perry Co. Ky Dulcimer

I have recently purchased a Dulcimer from Farler, Ky. in Perry Co.  What I know, it was built by W.B.Bailey, Feb.28,1967. It apears to be made of...
@Kevin Messenger started 6 years ago - replies: 4
Jerry Posner

Jethro Amburgy #314 - 1955

Last week I received a phone call from a delightful woman, who told me that a lady from our local music store mentioned me as someone who loves...
@Jerry Posner started 6 years ago - replies: 18
Curtis Carlisle Bouterse

Morgan Rank Collection

Anyone know anything about these? It's too late to buy them but somebody got lucky. And it's never too late to take pix and file them away....
@Curtis Carlisle Bouterse started 7 years ago - replies: 2
Curtis Carlisle Bouterse

Yet another old dulcimer: signed M J B.

Though my father's initials were MJB I'm not sure I would buy this (for $4000!) even if I had the bread. Howsomever, I wish there were more - and...
@Curtis Carlisle Bouterse started 7 years ago - replies: 6
Gregg Schneeman

Dorsey Dulcimer Builder and Player

I'm wondering if anyone in this group could tell me more than I know about a Dulcimer builder named Dorsey-the same name as the truck brand? I...
@Gregg Schneeman started 7 years ago - replies: 1

Dulcimer ID

Howdy folks, Someone asked me if I knew any information on a dulcimer they recently picked up. I didn't but thought the folks here would certainly...
@ggsipaper started 7 years ago - replies: 1
Curtis Carlisle Bouterse

Peter Tatar dulcimer

No one I know could afford this but it's certainly interesting and worth documenting. It was evidently made by Peter Tatar (Sr) since Peter...
@Curtis Carlisle Bouterse started 7 years ago - replies: 1
Curtis Carlisle Bouterse

Where's Homer II?

I had hoped that by now some resident of Sutton would have delved into the records and narrowed the identity of 'Homer of Sutton." This dulcimer...
@Curtis Carlisle Bouterse started 7 years ago - replies: 6
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