strumelia wrote:...And NY is important enough to early dulcimer revival history to be included.
berimbau wrote:I... am curious as to how he manages to compose them by candle light while working the foot-pedal of his steam-driven lap top?
strumelia wrote:P.s. where ya been lately?? I was getting worried!
strumelia wrote:I imagine Jean's production of dulcimers included full width frets by the mid to late 60's, but I don't know the exact date of her production transition and whether it was a total switch from staple frets. She did play both full width and staple frets from the mid 60's on I'm guessing. She eventually had quite a few dulcimers, from various sources.
--One very minor note from a New Yorker- Richard, New York state is not generally considered part of New England, but is rather in 'the northeast'. http://www.ne-tc.com/www/ ...And NY is important enough to early dulcimer revival history to be included.
razyn wrote:strumelia wrote:P.s. where ya been lately?? I was getting worried!
Well actually I've seen you more on the Minstrel Banjo forum than on the dulcimer ones... just got into a new hobby that's taking way too much of my time. But, all is well here. Thanks for almost worrying --
Ken Bloom wrote:In Hungary, they still use staple frets for citaras. Availablility versus tradition. Builders are practical folks. We just want to get it done and do it well.
strumelia wrote:Richard, that's awesome. Did it come with tuning information? Can you actually play it yet?
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