Doug Berch

Dulcimer Maker And Musician

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Outdoor Lutherie


Outdoor Lutherie


I’m pretty sure this was a staged photograph but I like the idea of working outside on a beautiful day.

I occasionally prep and finish dulcimers on the front porch when the weather is cooperative.




Music I’d Like To Hear #8


Dulcimer Lesson – Playing The Lower Octave in D-A-D Tuning


  1. Howard Rugg

    Its a free feeling to talk to people without worring about time.

  2. Doug Berch

    @Howard: Sounds nice!

  3. Howard Rugg

    they are kinda scrunched together working. I work inside, but sometimes sit outside and watch the cars drive by, and talk to people who look in the front door.

  4. Doug Berch

    No problem with dust. If I finish outside I only apply the first coat or two and they get rubbed out with steel wool in between. The final coats get done in the shop, though sometimes the porch is less dusty than the shop!

  5. Doug Berch

    ? Deliverance?

  6. Val P.

    Don’t you worry about dust getting into the finish?

  7. Safia

    din din din din din din din din din…(think deliverence…)

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