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Gary Gallier

PO Box 4922gs,
Springfield MO. 65808
or email at gallier at dulcimercentral dot com

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  1. Gary, have you ever strung up one of your a-frames with heavier
    strings and tuned it to A-E-A like a baritone? Is it braced well to
    put on heavier strings and do that? If you were going to try that,
    what size strings would you use?

    Jane showed me the video and asked my opinion. I thought it had
    a great voice. But I don’t know if she’s going to stick with the
    dulcimer much longer. I’m afraid far too many folks think they can
    just join a group, buy a dulcimer and become a great player
    without ever having to practice.

    By the way, I’m still toying with going to Glen Rose this year. I
    haven’t picked out all 4 songs, yet. If I”m fool enough to try it, may
    I have your permission to play Highland Rail as one of them? I may
    get it on You Tube pretty soon so you can give me a few pointers.

    Hope things pick up for you and Les soon. My business is way
    down, and has been all year. I may have to either cut it way back,
    or shut if down altogether unless things pick up real soon.

    Hang in.

    Dewey

  2. Gary, have you ever strung up one of your a-frames with heavier strings and tuned it to A-E-A like a baritone? Is it braced well enough to put on heavier strings and do that? If you were going to try that, what size strings would you use?

    Jane showed me the video and asked my opinion. I thought it had a great voice. But I don’t know if she’s going to stick with the dulcimer much longer. I’m afraid far too many folks think they can just join a group, buy a dulcimer and become a great player without ever having to practice.

    By the way, I’m still toying with going to Glen Rose this year. I haven’t picked out all 4 songs, yet. If I”m fool enough to try it, may I have your permission to play Highland Rail as one of them? I may get it on You Tube pretty soon so you can give me a few pointers.

    Hope things pick up for you and Les soon. My business is way down, and has been all year. I may have to either cut it way back,or shut if down altogether unless things pick up real soon.

    Hang in.

    Dewey

  3. Hello: It is a pleasure to hear such a lovely instrument and have it played so wonderfully. Exceptional work!.
    I, too, have been playing and building dulcimers for over 30 years. I wanted to ask if you have ever used the “possum bottom” (double bottom) in your designs – I find that it allows a thinner inner bottom and produces a louder, more sonorious sound.
    It is interesting how much of your design work mirrors my own – although I am more interested in using the dulcimer in Eastern music and, strangely enough, reggae.
    Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I am a fan of your playing and designwork

  4. Gary, I was curious if you had any need of a builder. I worked at Hoover for the last 5 years or so. I know that you have Les building some. I have thought about contacting you over the years about this. I have some experience. I built an acoustic guitar in 2002. Let me know your thoughts.

    Corey Cowan

  5. Gary. What is the current wait on the star song dulcimer.ie the one feature in video at city of rocks? I am new to dulcimer world but would love to discuss purchasing one

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