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Cripple Creek Dulcimer problems

  Big mistake:  I let my heart rule my head when I saw a beautiful photo of a short Cripple Creek dulcimer and bought it without playing it…

Started by Siggie Stillman

30 Mar 6
Reply by Elise McGuinness Anderson

Tuners

Hello, Does anyone know of a high quality tuner that shows the octive you are in? I already have a few nice ones, but they don't show the o…

Started by Terry Evans

11 Mar 2
Reply by Terry Evans

Sweetwoods Performance Model

Hello Folks, Does anyone have any first hand experience with the Sweetwoods Performance Model? I have always been a Folkcraft fan, but thou…

Started by Terry Evans

6 Mar 1
Reply by Terry Evans

Your thoughts on Ron Gibsons Kentucky MD

Hello, I ama already looking towards a better and prettier dulcimer than my student model. Was wondering if anyone knows much about the qua…

Started by Helen Seiler

10 Feb 12
Reply by Linda Woodworth

Dulcimer volume question

Hello Folks, I have a well known brand of dulcimer that I'm not satisfied with the volume. It is a rosewood back and sides, with a cedar to…

Started by Terry Evans

12 Feb 5
Reply by Bill Davenport

A W Jeffreys Jr.

Is A W Jeffreys Jr. the same person as A W Jefferys and what would dulcimers he made in the 60's be worth today? CD

Started by CD

82 Feb 4
Reply by John Shaw

Using a non-dulcimer case for a case?

have you used anything other than a normal dulce case?.....I have my hondo teardrop inside of a old bass case.......my friend has a couple…

Started by RavenMadd Garcia

22 Jan 28
Reply by Dave Johnson

Where to place the nickel and dime?

I apologize if I am walking a well-worn path with this question but I could not find a definitive answer in previous posts. Where exactly i…

Started by Maryann Lang

1 Jan 8
Reply by John C. Knopf

Anyone heard of this maker??

Hi there!! Wondering if anyone has heard of either of this maker before.   The name is Gillian Thomas from Hickory North Carolina. There is…

Started by moonshine

6 Dec 22, 2013
Reply by Kenneth W. Longfield

What are the advantages (or disadvantages) of an ebony fretboard overlay?

Appearance preferences aside, I am curious how an ebony fretboard overlay affects the playing ease and/or acoustical qualities of a dulcim…

Started by Larry Edward Smith

16 Dec 13, 2013
Reply by Guy Babusek

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