by Steve Eulberg
We have begun a Lesson series on learning to play the Dulci-Bro and the natural question arises: where can I get one?
Homer Ledford is credited by at least one observer as being the originator of a resonator dulcimer.
My dulci-bro is built with a full Quarterman, spun-aluminum cone, in a body of cherry is that is aging in the rich tones that Don predicted it would. It comes with a raised nut and heavier gauge strings so that it can be played with a slide, National Guitar or Dobro-style. [Contact him dot3518 (at) gmail.com ]
Mike Clemmer, of Wood-N-Strings Dulcimers also builds what he calls the “Clemm-Bro” and this link shows him playing it for a local television interview. I have played Mike’s and enjoy it’s tone and playability. Mike is in Townsend, Tennessee.
Ben Seymour, of Kudzu Patch Dulcimers is building the “Dulci-nator.” I have not played his instruments, but have one of his Galax dulcimers and absolutely love its playability, appearance and tone. Ben is in Tryon, North Carolina.
[The other builders can be contacted via their websites.]
At DulcimerCrossing.com, we have a series of lessons dedicated to playing this fine instrument in the slide style.