This is really close supervision during practice.

  This mountain dulcimer was made by Bob Magowan,  Hawaiian Koa with a Sitka Spruce sound board - very mellow sound. 


                 Barley & I work closely together on music

 Our passion for Dulcimers started in a cabinet makers shop in Berea, KY.  Warren May, the owner, builds mountain dulcimers, also known as lap dulcimer,Appalachian Dulcimer or fretted dulcimer -- not to be confused with the Hammered Dulcimer, an all together different  instrument.   

THE MOUNTAIN DULCIMER BUILDING CLASS,  jULY 2017   Building the SweetSong dulcimer by McSpadden


glueing up head & tail stock                                                                       Bottom & top pieces are next

Mtn. Dulcimer build, head & tail stock Sizing up soundboard & bottom

 gluing sound board & fretboard assembly                                          waiting for laquer to dry, bathroom of course,

gluing the soundboard lacquer drying, hanging in shower

 near completion, started Sunday,  played the next  Friday.

Mtn. dulcimer nearly finished


Fun image while travelling to N. Carolina for the WCU Mountaiin Dulcimer U

     drinking it all in