Just bought a Black Mountain Dulcimer 6 months ago and love it!! I bring it around guitar circles and they are impressed! They say they like the way the sound fills. I use is mainly as a rhythm instrument as I also play harmonica (with a harp holder). I find most guitarist can't keep rhythm, which is why I first bought a tamborine, but wanted to get more musical (I started out with clarient, then Saxophone, then harmonica) I have been slowly transcribing songs for the mountain dulcimer. Some of the tunes I've got are: Wild Mountain Thyme (Byrds), Ripple (Greatful Dead), Losing True (The Rouches)The New York Mining Diasaster of 1941 (BeeGees), a few Beatles, Kate Wolf, Indigo Girls, Mountain(Mountain!!?!). I am in the southern Baltimore area and am looking to form a dulcimer society in eastern MAryland (I know of one in Rockville and a little farther west- sorry people, too far for me). I bought my dulcimer from Appalacian Bluegrass in Catonsville, Maryland, and they have been selling dulcimers! So I know you're out there!!! My ad will soon be appearing in Dulcimer Players News. If anyone in the area is interested in getting together, PLEASE e-mail me!! I'm trying to get a little "project" going. Thank you all and KEEP PLAYING!!!