Oct 23 2008

Dulcimer

In my early twenties I once saw a folk band that used dulcimers. Well, I must have been deeply impressed by that concert, cause I built my own dulcimer after that. Here is a little picture from the year 1984 showing me and the dulcimer in my folky days.

dulcimer

So for that reasons I was really glad, to find a scale dulcimer on ebay US. The scale is perfect and it’s a nice addition to the collection of more uncommon music instruments. To give an example of the use of a dulcimer: Joni Mitchell accompanied herself on the dulcimer on her album “Blue”

dulcimer


Oct 16 2008

Mandolin

If your 1/6 musician would like to play the R.E.M. song “Losing My Religion”, he needs a mandolin. I found that one on ebay in the United States. It’s meant to be an ornament for christmas trees. The size is okay, maybe a little bit too big. What do you think?

mandolin