Milford Blevins as mountain dulcimer builder?

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Re: Milford Blevins as mountain dulcimer builder?

Postby dbennett » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:28 pm

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Re: Milford Blevins as mountain dulcimer builder?

Postby A Dulcimerplayer » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:58 pm

danc9 & dBennett...What a treasure. Next time I'm in your part of the country, I will definitely visit your museum. How wonderful to be able to see and learn about music. You both are so nice . My dulcimer doesn't look like any of these. Was he a hammered builder as well? All the same builder? What a special man. Thanx Again, Linda
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Re: Milford Blevins as mountain dulcimer builder?

Postby dbennett » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:13 am

Linda, I don't know anything about Milford's hammered dulcimers. I did find this advertisement though so apparently he did make them:

Hammered Dulcimer made by Milford Blevins. FOR SALE w/matching stand.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/572660908851928847/
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Re: Milford Blevins as mountain dulcimer builder?

Postby A Dulcimerplayer » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:21 pm

Thanx so much dBennett. So much wonderful info. I treasure it. I will try to see if I can have luck with a "hybrid" bass. After some consultation with Folkcraft, I will string with a mixture of steel strings and wound strings. One of each on each course. Hopefully, the intonation will be OK and I will have a great mix of bass and brighter notes. What do you think?
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Re: Milford Blevins as mountain dulcimer builder?

Postby dbennett » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:46 am

A Dulcimerplayer, I don't think it could hurt to experiment. You may be on to something. If you don't like it you can always do something else.

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