Help Me Decide Which Beginner Dulcimer to Get

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Re: Help Me Decide Which Beginner Dulcimer to Get

Postby MN+mtnmusic » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:10 pm

My first dulcimer is a David Lynch made "Sweet Sounding" dulcimer. I bought it slightly-used at a moderate price. I just received by mail this past Monday a dulcimer that I ordered from Jack Ferguson of Salem, VA. I would describe this dulcimer as "Rich" toned and much different from the Lynch dulcimer. It is made of black walnut and black cherry; the Lynch dulcimer is made of birch and could be a student model. I am a beginner too and struggled to decide what I wanted in a dulcimer. I like the Lynch dulcimer but I will confess that I will probably play Jack's dulcimer more because of the sound. The Ferguson dulcimer was 4X what I paid for the Lynch dulcimer but I think well worth it. I am very happy with Jack Ferguson's workmanship. :D
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Re: Help Me Decide Which Beginner Dulcimer to Get

Postby Banjimer » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:31 pm

I'm glad you found a high-quality dulcimer that makes you want to play more. But remember, David Lynch also makes solid wood mountain dulcimers that compare favorably with dulcimers available for a similar cost. His student model is meant to be an entry instrument. Good enough quality to get you started and a very reasonable price. His standard and professional models have the sweeter, sustained toned that is reflected in the higher quality wood used to make them. Two different instruments.
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