Mudcat Café message #87718 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11644   Message #87718
Posted By: Vixen
18-Jun-99 - 02:16 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat Album-New pics!
Subject: RE: Mudcat Album-New pics!
Dear 'Spaw!

Your family is cool, and I really don't care what they look like, they will always be cool in my book.

However, what I really want to talk about is that dulcimer. Tim has one I described to you before, and it's probably close the size of the one in your picture. He's contemplating taking all the strings off, regluing some loose spots, repairing some splits, and stringing it back up only with courses of 3 and 2 instead of 4 and 3. It's going to be a bit of a big project, and I'm wondering two things.

1)any suggestions regarding pitfalls we should watch out for?

2) how much do you get for one like the one in the picture, in case we botch the whole job (*and* win the lottery!)

The only hammered dulcimers I've seen around here are little embryonic things that could pass for a lap dulcimer. Yours is an impressive creation.

V