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#1 posted 07-14-2010 08:18 PM

I wish you could see me. I’m sitting here with my mouth open catching flies. Wow. I can’t even comment on the construction because I know absolutely nothing about it, but it definitely looks complicated. The sound is marvelous. Haunting. I wish I had one to fool around with.

-- Gnettie the Gnome

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#2 posted 07-14-2010 08:22 PM

OK, went and did a little research on the net about the wheelharp and came across you on a page and the story. I’m even more impressed at your unique design for this type of instrument.

-- Gnettie the Gnome

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#3 posted 07-14-2010 08:32 PM

Thank you Gnome!

-- Jon

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#4 posted 07-14-2010 09:56 PM

I have no idea what this is, how you made it… i can’t even decide what it sounds like. But i know i REALLY like it. Do you have any video of it being played? i’d love to see it in action.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#5 posted 07-14-2010 10:06 PM

CJay, I’ll try and get some video of it working-It won’t be anything fancy, but maybe will show how it works.

-- Jon

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#6 posted 07-14-2010 10:42 PM

Looks like a hurdy-gurdy, sounds like one too. Good work.

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#7 posted 07-14-2010 11:16 PM

amazing .. again!
I SOOO love the sound of this instrument.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 07-14-2010 11:40 PM

Your first one was AMAZING and now another! Beauitful, outstanding, wow and a whole bunch more!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#9 posted 07-14-2010 11:43 PM

WOW thats amazing

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 07-15-2010 12:00 AM

I love the sound, very cool!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#11 posted 07-15-2010 12:15 AM

Absolutely mezmerizing! What a unique and beautiful instrument. I could sit here and listen and watch you play this for hours.

I wonder if harder, exotic woods would change the acoustics on this? I’ve always admired luthiers now this is another magical instrument I hope to hear more of.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#12 posted 07-15-2010 12:26 AM

First time seeing this instrment. I likethe sounds of it. Thanks for including the recording of it. It looks beautiful.

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#13 posted 07-15-2010 02:07 AM

Dude, that’s so beautiful, that even if it doesn’t work acoustically, it’s still a work of art.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#14 posted 07-15-2010 02:21 AM

Back at making them again. Another great looking instrument. Congratulations.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#15 posted 07-15-2010 03:23 AM

That is awesome! A large hurdy gurdy styled instrument. I can’t even imagine how many hours you have in the design and build on this!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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