Me on Friday afternoon.
“I think I’ll go window shop the thrift stores. Not spend any money, just look. There are 5 thrift stores nearby.”
*visits first 3 and doesn’t buy anything*
*visits 4th and buys bedsheets for $3*
“Okay. I’m doing alright. We actually needed those.”
*goes to #5 and sees a stringed instrument that is pretty but doesn’t know what it is. It’s $45. finally puts it down and goes home *
*goes back to the store and offers the lady $35, which she refuses. Buys a pizza. Goes home and eats pizza with Mattie*
*goes back and buys the thing. it’s a mountain dulcimer.*
*goes to YouTube to find out what it’s supposed to sounds like and orders new strings for it*
So now I own a 1996 Dulcimer Factory DF1 Backpack mountain dulcimer that I don’t know how to play. But I watched several videos and I think its within the realm of something I can learn, so that’s okay.
Its pretty and the sound holes are leave and butterfly shaped. Its got a few scratches on the back of it, and there’s some sticky residue on the fretboard where someone had put stickers, but I can clean that off when I restring it.
I would love to be able to play this song. So pretty and so bluegrassy. 🙂 I love bluegrass music. <3