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Project by mjon posted 04-02-2019 04:04 PM 618 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest dulcimers,curly maple hummingbird style,quilted maple tear drop,and paradox walnut hummingbird. The two hummingbird style have a galax back that brings the back off the lap making a more dynamic tone. .the paradox walnut is a California hybrid that’s half English walnut half black walnut





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#1 posted 04-02-2019 05:21 PM

Beautiful instuments.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 04-02-2019 05:22 PM

wow those are gorgeous dulcimers,and the woods used are spectacular.i love the sound a dulcimer makes.beautiful work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 04-02-2019 10:35 PM

Very beautiful!!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 04-02-2019 11:18 PM

Beautiful Mountain dulcimers, great workmanship and some very choice wood.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 04-03-2019 12:11 AM

Nice work.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#6 posted 04-03-2019 01:32 AM

Very nice! I like them a lot!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#7 posted 04-03-2019 12:12 PM

Absolutely beautiful work.

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#8 posted 04-03-2019 02:40 PM

These are more than beautiful instruments they are works of art.

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#9 posted 04-03-2019 05:01 PM

Beautiful work and wood!

-- Dennis, WV

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#10 posted 04-03-2019 05:02 PM

Can you elaborate a little on the way the “galax” backs are done?

-- Dennis, WV

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#11 posted 04-03-2019 10:06 PM

Basically I just glue small pieces of wood in this case curly maple and then attach another back so it will bring the dulcimer up off your lap allowing it not to be muffled thus provides a more dynamic tone. And it looks cool.

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#12 posted 04-04-2019 08:13 PM

Superb!! ‘Paradox walnut’—cool. Glad we’re making some great strides in dendrology. There are some great things going on with Chestnuts now days also. We have generations that are doing really well. Your work is superb…true works of art. I’d love to hear one of those being played. You’ve been given the double sided card my friend. Talent.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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