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  1. The schedule for the 2021 Berea Traditional Dulcimore Gathering has now been added to TheTraditionalAppalachianDulcimer.com In the Gathering Thread. Registration Deadline 15 May 2021 THURSDAY Registration 8-5 on the Porch. Impromptu porch jamming and discussions. Dinner 6:30 General Gathering Welcome and Introductions. Also Grand Dulcimer Display 7:30 until... Mini-Concert/Open Mic – Open to anyone who wants to perform. FRIDAY Breakfast 9-10:30 Traditional Playing Foundations 10:30-12 Open Jam Lunch 1:30-3:00 Making and Installing Staple Frets 3:00-4:30 - Sawn Frame Dulcimers Dinne
  2. Probably best to post this in the Classified section... not here in the Playing section.
  3. I've built a couple hundred over the years, and have half a dozen around the house just now. And... I have a new/old build in progress -- my interpretation of a Pre-Revival dulcimer from Ohio. It's addictive, I tell ya!
  4. N-I-C-E! Great job. You've got "the bug" now!
  5. So now we know.... Dwayne builds arched fretboards.
  6. Not sure what Dwayne at Bear Meadows does with openings in the top; like KWL I've never looked that close. I can't think of anyone who builds arched or scalloped fretboards who also opens the top under the arches. I've built both, and as far as I can tell the acoustic effect of one technique over the other is negligible. IMHO the primary reason to hollow or scallop a fretboard is to reduce the mass of that huge block of wood, so that it can physically vibrate better and send those vibrations into the body where they become sound. For simplicity of construction I prefer the hollowed fr
  7. Dave is that an old Hughes Co. Church Dulcimer? I used to have one of those decades ago!
  8. I've owned several over the years. Also 5 string and 4 string variations. Can't say I've been really impressed with six strings. I've played 3 string traditional dulcimers for the last 25 years or so...
  9. Room & Board Update Room -- $20 per night Double, $30 per night Single. If you want a single you must pre-Register as a Single. Total Lodging Fee will be collected at Sign-In. Cash or check only, please Meals -- Individual Meal Purchase at the Campus Cafeteria. Lots of good, healthy food choices. Last time it was $5 per meal!! Hopefully the same this year! Great price and good food.
  10. There really is no "correct" width for a fretboard. Those who build 3-string traditional diatonic staple-fretted boards make them about 1" wide. Most 4-string fretboards are around 1-1/2" wide --- 1-3/8ths to 1-5/8ths. 1-1/2 is convenient because it's a stock lumber size called a 1x2. Part of the choice has to do with the "look" of the board on the design. A really wide fretboard on a narrow-waisted hourglass. IMHO doesn't look as good a s somewhat narrower board. A wide-bodied elliptical like a Galax design looks good with a wider board, as does a Tennessee Music Box.
  11. Adding my thoughts to Ken's & Carla's. Larkin is a Special Lady, as well you know. Please let her know that her "dulcimer family" are thinking and praying...
  12. Welcome Woodchuck. Nothin' wrong with being 70 or a Newbie -- we all have to start sometime! I'm coming up on 73, but I did start this journey about 40 years ago! If you have questions, don't be afraid to ask; the only dumb questions are those which don't get asked so we can answer them.
  13. Since I can't seem to post in Festivals I thought this should go here. From The Traditional Appalachian Dulcimore website: Berea Traditional Dulcimore Gathering 2021When: June 3 – June 6Where: Berea College, Berea, KYCost: $20 Pre-Registration feeapplied to your total lodging bill, otherwise FreeBecause of the events of the past year we must insist on a few conditions this year:1. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIREDWe, and Berea College, need to know IN ADVANCE how many people will be attending. Do not just show up and expect to attend. Even if you live in Berea you MUST Pre-Register to attend any of
  14. It's just what we do Marvin. The dulcimer community tries to support one another in their journey.
  15. Good deal! If you need help with anything. just ask!
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