J.C. Rockwell Dulcimer Company
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PO Box 79
Guysville, OH 45735-0079
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The prototype is owned by Steven K. Smith, who gets
the idea of this instrument better than anyone else I can imagine:
a sweet, melodic, and very introspective
sort of instrument -- both in feel as well as sound -- and Steve was
playing his delicate Elizabethan repertoire right away, creating a
magical texture unique to the electric.
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Comments on the Hollowbody Electric from Steven K Smith:
This instrument has sustain that is incredible, and
a velvety soft action
to practically play
itself. I need to do a lot more experimenting with it yet.
gives it a sweet jazz-guitar sort of sound that is very appealing.
It sounds dynamite for the blues on this setting, at least for a
sort of blues. It generally seems well suited for delicate, slow
sensitve pieces that show off its fabulous sustain, but it also appears
up well on some more up tempo tunes as well. I did try it with the
EQ and instrument set flat, and the result was actually a quite nice "straight" dulcimer
kind of sound.
Steven K Smith