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Thread #69302   Message #1175101
Posted By: Mudlark
30-Apr-04 - 12:35 PM
Thread Name: Mountain Dulcimer - Jean Ritchie Book
Subject: RE: Mountain Dulcimer - Jean Richie Book
Guest 9:15AM...

Can't recommend Blue Lion dulcimers strongly enough! I also have a McSpadden, which is a very nice dulcimer, but the clarity and sustained sound of the Blue Lion instruments puts them head and shoulders above any other dulcimer I've ever heard..    And they are lovely people to deal with. Because the structure is less complex than the guitar, the range of sound is not quite as great, but especially if you already play a stringed instrument, I think the difference between dulcimers will be very apparent. Also, because it is a simple instrument, sound is very important, especially when you are beginning and cant jazz up playing with fancy chords/strums.