New dulcimer for my boss

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New dulcimer for my boss

Postby Patrick DeGreve » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:04 pm

A few years ago I built a mountain dulcimer for the acoustic challenge on this forum. My boss saw it and told me he always wanted to learn to play the dulcimer. I found out about 6 weeks ago that he was retiring this month, so I started to build him a teardrop dulcimer. I gave it to him today and he said that he loved it. He has been a great leader, and we have all benifited from his support over the years. The back is claro walnut and cherry. The sides are California black walnut, and the soundboard is some very nice Alaskian bearclaw spruce I bought from our sponcer "Alaskian Specialty Woods. com". I bought 5 star dulcimer tuners from Stewmac.com. They are also very nice. I also bought a hardshell case from folkcraft to put it in. Here are a few pictures.
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Re: New dulcimer for my boss

Postby Patrick DeGreve » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:07 pm

A few pictures.
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Re: New dulcimer for my boss

Postby Jason Rodgers » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:29 pm

Dang, that's a classy job! The peghead is great, with those curls, and I REALLY like the back. Very nice gift!
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Re: New dulcimer for my boss

Postby Mark Swanson » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:25 pm

Great job! I like that shape and everything about it.
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Re: New dulcimer for my boss

Postby Michael Jennings » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:35 pm

Oh Man! Patrick, I'd take that over any gold watch all day long. Very Nice!

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Re: New dulcimer for my boss

Postby Steve Senseney » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:11 am

Very tasteful. Nice work!
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Re: New dulcimer for my boss

Postby Jon Whitney » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:28 am

It's easy to see why your boss loves it. It's a great looking instrument. I love it too - especially the sound holes, along with all the rest.
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Re: New dulcimer for my boss

Postby Neal Carey » Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:29 pm

Beautiful instrument. A real tribute to someone you appreciate.
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Re: New dulcimer for my boss

Postby Jim McConkey » Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:50 pm

Great looking dulcimer! Love the head and the back. If only all bosses could warrant such gifts!
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Re: New dulcimer for my boss

Postby Don Penniman » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:33 pm

Outstanding work with lots of creative touches. Your boss must be an outstanding person.
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Re: New dulcimer for my boss

Postby Bryan Bear » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:27 pm

That back is beautiful. The dimensions of the middle wedge compliment the shape and everything. Too bad it will be on his lap the whole time <g>
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Re: New dulcimer for my boss

Postby Warren May » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:41 am

Nice work and good to have a boss that you appreciate and who appreciates you ;)

I really like the peghead, simple and elegant. Is it maple or cherry for the middle block?
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Re: New dulcimer for my boss

Postby Patrick DeGreve » Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:07 pm

Hi Warren: The center block is maple. And yes, it is great to have a boss that supports you, and one that you respect. Harvey always wanted us to be creative, and made it easy to do our best work. He will be missed!
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