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Music Instrument: hammer dulcimerCase: walnutSoundboard: quarter sawn spruceDimensions: width 38” (front), 24” (back)
depth 3/25” Soundboard painted by a neighbor, J. Stinger.
-- Don Snyder (38.6N, 90.3W)
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#1 posted 01-10-2009 02:15 AM
Nice job Don. I made a Mountain Dulcimer about three years ago. I play it a little, very little. I want to make a Hammer Dulcimer. Got a lot of infor from the internet. My wife says “learn to play the Mountain Dulcimer first”. After seeing yours I have the urge again, not to learn to play the Mountain Dulcimer, but to make the Hammer Dulcimer. Did you also make the hammers?
-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon
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#2 posted 01-10-2009 02:16 AM
I played piano for alot of years and enjoy music of all kinds…hammered dulcimer is a very exciting sound…and this instrument is just beautiful…a great job.
-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.
#3 posted 01-10-2009 02:20 AM
Thanks for the favorable comments. I made four of the h. dulcimers. HallTree: yes, I also made some hammers, but I don’t have pictures handy.
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#4 posted 01-10-2009 03:56 AM
Beautiful piece. Great job to you and the painter. Thanks for posting.
-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa
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#5 posted 01-10-2009 04:39 AM
Very nice Job
-- Jim, Kentucky
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#6 posted 05-05-2010 03:22 AM
This is really nice, my mother in law plays the dulcimer…bet I could get some brownie points if I could make one as nice as yours!
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#7 posted 06-09-2010 07:25 PM
I looked at this some time ago, and thought I commented…guess i didn’t. Super nice! I am about 90mi south of you. I believe I visited a few times with one of your woodworking club members who built harpsichords, Peter Tkach.
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#8 posted 06-09-2010 07:36 PM
Wonderful and unique project very well done Don
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