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This is a tour of one of my octave dulcimers. Dolphin sound holes, turquoise inlay, poplar body and mahogany fingerboard. This is a flip video so it's not very focused, still it shows the floating fingerboard, individual bridge pins and decoupled tail piece. The song I'm singing is the traditional "The Water is Wide." Depending on who you listen to it is an English or Scottish ballad that has been sung since the 1600s.

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Comment by Dusty Turtle on August 8, 2010 at 11:13pm
Beautiful sounding instrument. And oh so cute! I've had my eye on your dulcimers and gourd banjos for some time. After I pay off some bills . . .
Comment by INDY OSKARS on January 14, 2010 at 12:13am
Comment by Guy Babusek on December 14, 2009 at 10:32am
That's a great looking and sounding dulcimer, and your performance is great. David, I'm trying to thin out my collection, not get more; you aren't helping, because I want one of those now.
Comment by Dave Holeton on November 6, 2009 at 5:59pm
You have a beautiful dolphin dulcimer and your instrumentation and vocals for "The Water Is Wide" are beautiful also.

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