Banjo dulcimer

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A banjo dulcimer is an Appalachian dulcimer modified by adding a vibrating membrane to the body of the instrument. This changes the tone and volume of the instrument, operating on the same principle as the banjo.

Homer Ledford, a luthier during the early part of the revival of the dulcimer, built several banjo dulcimers, which he called the dulcijo (a portmanteau of dulcimer and banjo).[1]

Makers of banjo dulcimers[edit]

  • McSpadden Dulcimers began producing banjo dulcimers in the early 2000s.
  • Doug Thomson produces a banjo dulcimer called "Banjo-Mer"
  • Mike Clemmer produces a banjo dulcimer called "ban-jammer"
  • Dennis DenHartog (folknotes.com) has been building a solid frame banjo dulcimer called the "Banj-Mo" since spring, 2001.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alvey, R. Gerald. Dulcimer Maker: the craft of Homer Ledford. University Press of Kentucky, 2003. ISBN 978-0-8131-9051-8