The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57255   Message #899457
Posted By: denise:^)
26-Feb-03 - 05:19 PM
Thread Name: When your luthier disses your baby
Subject: RE: When your luthier disses your baby
Disrepsects--like, for example, when you go to a dulcimer workshop with your six-day-old hammered dulcimer, and the instructor--a highly respected and well-known dulcimer player--comes up to you and says, "Oh, you've got one of THOSE THINGS? Well, you'll just have to figure it out for yourself!! You couldn't PAY ME to play one of THOSE!!"

Oh, and don't forget the part where she rolls her eyes...

(I happen to have a very beautiful, well-made custom hammered dulcimer, with magnificent tone. Her problem was that I chose to have it constructed with the traditional Michigan octave tuning, rather than the modern "5th" tuning--so therefore, the entire instrument must be a piece of junk, right?)

I ignored her...