I more or less started on guitar around 1975, mountain dulcimer in 1978, and bowed psaltery around 1992. Around 1997 I obtained a Guitaro, which is an autoharp with 24 strings. Guitaros were sold by Oscar Schmidt in the 1960's. I also have a balalaika I play occasionally along with a banjo I built from a kit. My main instruments are guitar, dulcimer, and psaltery. I especially enjoy playing dulcimer in various tunings (i. e. DAA, DAG, EBG, DAE, etc.).
I am a member of the Knoxville Area Dulcimer Club (KADC) in Tennessee, which is close to my home in Clinton. I attend club meetings occasionally and have provided dulcimer instruction and psaltery instruction at the meetings. I've also provided dulcimer, guitar, and psaltery instruction at other events.