As many of you know Hughes Dulcimer Co out of Denver, was owned by the legendary Hughes brothers Virgil and Norman, who made dulcimers and dulcimer kits for many many years. Original Hughes instruments and kit instruments are fairly common on Ebay and can often be had for very little money. Not particularly pretty by modern standards, perhaps, but the fretboards were very accurate and the instruments were emminently playable.
I just read on ED that Hughes Dulcimer company is being re-vitalized by a new person, with the assistance of Norman Hughes. Let's hear it for the return of a classic!
That's great news! I hope the quality will remain. Surely it will...
Any updates on the re-opening? I have two Hughes Dulcimers and would like to get some additional information about them if possible.
AS far as I know Hughes is up and running...
I stopped by the shop a few weeks ago and found Virgil there. We visited a bit about the shop and I looked at some of the old inventory still around, but he was a bit noncommital about resuming production. He is a delightful character and I hope to be able to spend more time with him in the future. I will keep you posted if I hear when production is gearing up again.
There is a virgil hughes dulcimer for sale on ebay right now. Very inexpensive. Just thought I would let you all know.