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I have a beautiful, never-used dulcimer labeled "Rugg & Jackel Music Company / Made in the United States of America" around a "Folk Roots Dulcimers" logo.    If I'm reading the hand-written information correctly, it was the 10th dulcimer made on November 2, 1987 (the number is smudged a bit on the first digit, but it appears to read "1128710."  The model number looks like "D-005" although the "5" could be an "S" -- it's loosely penned.  

Is it possible that Mr. Rugg himself made this dulcimer?

I'm hoping to sell the instrument to someone who will actually play it (it was owned -- and unfortunately ignored -- by my late husband), but I am not knowledgeable about how to do this.   Could anyone advise me on the best way to get the word out about the availability of this dulcimer?   

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Comment by John C. Knopf on April 15, 2014 at 8:19am

Genevieve, can you post a photo or two of your dulcimer here?

Comment by Rob N Lackey on April 7, 2014 at 7:31pm

Genevieve, Once you determine a price for it, I'd just post it in the For Sale section on the forum.

Comment by Genevieve Ray on April 7, 2014 at 7:16pm

WOW, what a bouquet of greetings you all have sent me!   I feel incredibly welcomed!  Grinning ear to ear.

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