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Howard Rugg
  • Male
  • Felton, CA
  • United States
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  • Frank Ledgerwood
  • Joni McHugh
  • Wayne Jiang
  • Patricia Delich
  • Ed Day
  • Karen Keane
  • Barbara P
  • Rob N Lackey
  • Mark Richardson
  • John Keane
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Howard Rugg and Kath are now friends
22 hours ago
Dulcimer Jim left a comment for Howard Rugg
"I just purchased a Folkroots D50S model 812755. The interesting thing for me is on either side of the Folkroots label is stamped "SECOND". The instrument sounds great. I was wondering what were some of the reasons a dulcimer was deemed a…"
May 2
Howard Rugg and Brian Finnan are now friends
Dec 17, 2013
David W. Pearce left a comment for Howard Rugg
"Sorry for the delayed response, work got in the way as usual. Yes, I was an avid collector at the time collecting anything from antique bottles and beer cans to comic books and art. Anything old fancied me!"
Dec 17, 2013
David W. Pearce left a comment for Howard Rugg
"I was afraid you were going to say that, I have hung on to it all these years because it is so beautiful. I might just have to keep it. Thanks so much Howard for your input, you really helped remind me as to why I bought it to begin with!"
Dec 14, 2013
David W. Pearce left a comment for Howard Rugg
"Yes Howard, I do know you. I worked for Michael a couple days a week when Capritaurus was still a video store. I grew up in west Zayante and was in the valley for 40 years before I moved to Alaska. I miss the redwoods and the colorful people of the…"
Dec 14, 2013
David W. Pearce left a comment for Howard Rugg
"Hello Howard, My name is David Pearce and I used to work at Capritaurus Video back in the early 90's for your Brother Michael. Instead of accepting money, I would often trade for music, movies or instruments. Well the truth is as much as I…"
Dec 14, 2013
John Patitucci left a comment for Howard Rugg
"The sticker on the inside reads D-00 1121857.  That's amazing! I measured from the base of the nut to the mark left by the old bridge and it was exactly 22 inches. I guess my other question is how high must the bridge be set for the…"
Jul 16, 2013
Howard Rugg commented on Guy Babusek's photo
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Guy's Aeolus

"Beautyful!!!!!!!"
Jul 16, 2013
Howard Rugg commented on Howard Rugg's video
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little chubby

"Thanks Guy and everyone else for the strokes"
Jul 16, 2013
Guy Babusek commented on Howard Rugg's video
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little chubby

"I love little chubby!!!  That was so wonderful!"
Jul 16, 2013
Guy Babusek left a comment for Howard Rugg
"Thank you for the add Howard!  It's very nice to meet you as well!!"
Jul 16, 2013
Howard Rugg is now friends with Guy Babusek and John Patitucci
Jul 16, 2013
John Patitucci left a comment for Howard Rugg
"I was wondering when it was made. I don't have the bridge piece any longer and was interested in possibly making my own. "
Jul 15, 2013
Howard Rugg replied to Patricia Delich's discussion 'Documentary about the mountain dulcimer'
"Hello John what would you like to know? "
Jul 15, 2013
Howard Rugg and Mark Richardson are now friends
May 18, 2013

Profile Information

My interests in music and in mountain dulcimers:
Started makin dulcimers in 1968. Co owner "Capritaurus", and Rugg & Jackel Music. Creator of the "Folkroots Dulcimer". Also currently makin ukulele's
Where and how I first saw or heard a mountain dulcimer...
Saw my first dulcimer in 1968
Why I want to join Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer
Patricia Delich invited me to join.

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At 11:13pm on May 2, 2014, Dulcimer Jim said…
I just purchased a Folkroots D50S model 812755. The interesting thing for me is on either side of the Folkroots label is stamped "SECOND". The instrument sounds great.
I was wondering what were some of the reasons a dulcimer was deemed a "SECOND"?
At 11:15am on December 17, 2013, David W. Pearce said…

Sorry for the delayed response, work got in the way as usual. Yes, I was an avid collector at the time collecting anything from antique bottles and beer cans to comic books and art. Anything old fancied me!

At 7:52pm on December 14, 2013, David W. Pearce said…

I was afraid you were going to say that, I have hung on to it all these years because it is so beautiful. I might just have to keep it. Thanks so much Howard for your input, you really helped remind me as to why I bought it to begin with!

At 7:35pm on December 14, 2013, David W. Pearce said…

Yes Howard, I do know you. I worked for Michael a couple days a week when Capritaurus was still a video store. I grew up in west Zayante and was in the valley for 40 years before I moved to Alaska. I miss the redwoods and the colorful people of the Santa Cruz mountains, but am more than happy now on my island in Alaska. Ask Michael if he can associate something that might remind you of me. I was always cutting berry bushes back in the back of the store when it was slow at the counter and hauling them away in my pick up truck.

Anyway, what is a fair price for that dulcimer? I would really like to find a good home for it. Thanks for getting back to me. 

Take good care,

David

At 5:38pm on December 14, 2013, David W. Pearce said…

Hello Howard,

My name is David Pearce and I used to work at Capritaurus Video back in the early 90's for your Brother Michael. Instead of accepting money, I would often trade for music, movies or instruments. Well the truth is as much as I wanted to play, I was just not gifted in that department. I own what I believe  Michael said was the last dulcimur Rugg and Jackle made? Peering through the heart a looking at the Folk Roots label I can see a set of numbers: 0550s and also below that 159. There might be another number before the 1 but the label is pinched between the bottom and side pieces. Anyway, I would like to know more about this beautiful piece. I have kept it around as art, but now would like to sell it to someone who can make it sing. Here in Juneau Alaska, we hold a large (For Alaska) Folk music festival once a year and all kinds of talent comes through. Many I am sure are familiar with your work and would be very interested in such an instrument. Would you mind taking the time to tell more about this dulcimer and what it's value might be. Thank you in advance Howard and it was good to find you after all these years. Attached are some photo's.

Sincerely,

David Pearce

PS. Please tell Michael I said hellodulcimer%20002.jpgdulcimer%20001.jpgdulcimer%20003.jpgdulcimer%20005.jpg

At 5:34pm on July 16, 2013, John Patitucci said…

The sticker on the inside reads D-00 1121857. 

That's amazing! I measured from the base of the nut to the mark left by the old bridge and it was exactly 22 inches. I guess my other question is how high must the bridge be set for the strings? 

At 12:52pm on July 16, 2013, Guy Babusek said…

Thank you for the add Howard!  It's very nice to meet you as well!!

At 5:46pm on July 15, 2013, John Patitucci said…

I was wondering when it was made. I don't have the bridge piece any longer and was interested in possibly making my own. 

At 1:22pm on June 22, 2012, Ed Day said…

Thanks Howard, I think I will just give up on trying to find any info on it and just play it

Ed

At 3:22pm on June 15, 2012, Strumelia said…

I was finally able to send you my private message Howard- please check your inbox now and my apologies for making you wait!

 
 
 

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