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Gregory says: The Unitar Strummer has a diatonic fret pattern like a stick dulcimer, and only one string. I stamp numbers next to the frets as part of a simple "play by number" system using dulcimer tabs found online. I build these using recycled or reclaimed locally available hardwoods. The one pictured is reclaimed Florida Bald Cypress with a cherry wood fingerboard. The fret wire is nickle mandolin frets from Steward MacDonald. It uses any gauge ball end guitar string, just tune it to the appropriate key.
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Gregory Monroe
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Emily, UncommonGoods

February 12, 2014 03:58:05 PM

We're impressed that Gregory's Unitar Strummer can make music with just one string! Would you want to jam out with this instrument?

natalie
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February 13, 2014 08:03:01 PM

BREATH TAKING...

Kimberly
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February 14, 2014 03:17:21 PM

Beautiful in its simplicity! Sure wish I could hear it being played!

Vicki
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February 16, 2014 02:36:33 PM

Even if this were never used to make music it is still a quite beautiful piece of decor due to the mosaic tiling.

Anne Julie
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February 16, 2014 02:43:28 PM

I can hear it at a poetry reading,beautiful

Theresa
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February 16, 2014 06:27:40 PM

fun idea

thanks for commenting

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