Welcome to my stringed instruments site. 

Sometime in the early 1960s, as a Fine Arts student at Indiana University, I made my first mountain dulcimer. I later branched into other folk instruments and only slowed down for a stretch to raise a family and follow a path as an executive speech writer for a Fortune 500 company. 

I build a limited number of instruments a year. Besides the basic shape that I have standardized, I design the details of each one from scratch. As a result, you get a well-built instrument that is also a unique work of art.  

I guarantee my instruments for a full year against materials and workmanship. Also, if for any reason you are not satisfied with your instrument within a week from receiving it, I will build another one for you, or return your money, if you wish. Your only cost will be shipping.

To see descriptions and images of my instruments, please, click on buttons at left. 

This page was last updated on: September 8, 2016
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