A handmade dulcimer for Jay by Bob’s Woodshop
When you’re part of a community that connects makers with customers who want a special product, it can be pretty incredible to step back and marvel at the variety of unique and stunning objects that get created through CustomMade connections.
Take this dulcimer, handmade by craftsman Bob Molby of Bob’s Woodshop in Bessemer City, NC for Jay in Rio Rancho, NM:
What is a dulcimer, you wonder? Well Jay’s new one pictured above is an Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer, a fretted string instrument that originated in the American folk music tradition. My dad had one in the house when we were kids and I was proud play one song and one song only on it: “Groovy Kind of Love”. It’s really fun to learn Appalachian dulcimer, even for the not-so-musically-virtuosic like myself. You can order one in the traditional teardrop shape or the classic hourglass shape, for a timeless and eye-catching addition to your musical instrument collection.
Using CustomMade to order a musical instrument
Jay found the process of ordering his student dulcimer through CustomMade.com simple and easy. “Excellent web-site. My experience was five-star from your introductory pages through contact with the artisan. I worked with BOB’S WOODSHOP of Bessemer City, NC to have Bob Molby create a student dulcimer for me. Bob did an excellent job and kept me informed throughout the construction. The dulcimer arrived today and I could not be more pleased. Thanks for the introduction through CustomMade.”
Here are some photos by the proud owner:
Working with a custom maker
The custom process is a chance for you to get involved in the actual creation of your purchase. You discuss your needs with each maker and the finished product will be designed to reflect your requests. From materials used, to particular functionality requests, to design details, to shipping or delivery arrangements.
“I was really impressed with Bob’s whole approach toward customer relations,” wrote Jay. “He aims to please. I am extremely pleased with my dulcimer, the workmanship is near flawless and the quality of the materials used show his pride in the finished product. The dulcimer arrived ahead of time and packaged safely.”
Bob’s Woodshop – Bessemer City, NC
Bob Molby of Bob’s Woodshop builds Appalachian Mountain Dulcimers as a hobby in addition to creating custom furniture pieces, which has has been doing for family members for 10 years. Examples of his past custom works include a Student Desk, a Five-Drawer Chest, and the Hall Bench displayed in his CustomMade portfolio.