The Instruments of Homer Ledford

Dulcimer Numbers 2001 to 3000 (updated 2/28/2020)

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2001

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Dean, Sheila

Abbott Academy

Andover

MA

 

2002

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Besco, Carol

4172 Paxton Woods Ln

Cincinnati

OH

 

2003

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Brown, Ann

844 Laurel Hill Rd

Lexington

KY

 

2004

1971

 

 

0046

Fontaine, Pierce W

22 Elm St

Thurmont

MD

 

2005

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

Walnut fingerboard

2006

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Stewart, Dod

1380 10th St

Slidell

LA


 

2007

1971

 

 

0046

Engle, Claire

1206 Olive St

Murray

KY

 

2008

1971

 

 

YP-1900

 

 

 

 

Walnut fingerboard

2009

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Gatlin, Mrs Roy

Rt 1

Elburn

IL

 

2010

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Fasterling, Mrs Charles W

5557 Bellaire Dr

New Orleans

LA

 

2011

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Davis, Glenn

1903 Westmoreland Dr

Oak Hill

WV

 

2012

1971

Mar

8

0046

Neill, Bill

2717 Stetson Lane

Lexington

KY

150 yr old poplar top, fine tuners, [scroll-type peg box]

2013

1971

 

 

0046

Heilsberg

 

Jackson

KY

Deep box, carved scroll with dogwood flower on pegbox

2014

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Reeder, John P

48 Woodford Estates

Winchester

KY

 

2015

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Grider, Barbara

 

Fresno

CA

 

2016

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Elliot, David F

35 Hannum Dr

Ardmore

PA

White pine top

2017

1971

Mar

14

 

Merritt, Andrew

2481 Edgehill Rd

Cleveland Heights

OH

 

2018

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Massie, Lucy

Call Hollow Rd

Pomona

NY

Pearl dots in fingerboard - "Do Mi Sol Do"; Hazel Adams friend for birthday. Sold one bag 5-28-05; Bad Repair - sides, etc

2019

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Hoots, Paul

Chase Bag Co, 1436 Intewrnational Trade Mart, No. 2, Canal St

New Orleans

LA

 

2020

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Stanford, Bonnie B

1236 S 89th E Ave

Tulsa

OK

Old back  4/17/2008 We have just acquired Homer's #2020 from our aunt Bonnie Stanford, formerly of Tulsa OK.
It has not been played much, but seems to be in excellent condition despite having been stored in its original box and quilted cover since 1971.
We live in New Mexico, and are hoping it will survive our low humidity... any suggestions?
Thanks,
Bunny Bowen

 

2021

1971

 

 

0046

Stidham, Roberta

412 Mertland Dr

Dayton

OH

 

2022

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

Walnut fingerboard

2023

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Hennessey, Barbara

101 Central Ave

Milton

MA

Manager of Shillito's

2024

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Malsbury, Linda

 

Hickstown

NJ

1/4" deeper

2025

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

Walnut fingerboard

2026

1971

 

 

0046

Stanley, Donna

819 3rd St, Apt 3

Ann Arbor

MI

Old back

2027

1971

 

 

0046

Okano, Mrs Kathleen

 

Jackson

KY

4 string, heart-shaped sound holes, butternut top, walnut fingerboard

2028

1971

Apr

6

0046

Luft, Barry A

#202-203 6th Ave NE

Calgary, Alberta

Can

1/4" deeper

2029

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Hedges, Cynthia A

RR #2

Washington Court House

OH

Special cove cut into peg box edge. Recipient: Susan King

2030

1971

 

 

0046

Ramsey, Dick

 

Chapel Hill

NC

 

2031

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Codell, Alice

Route 1

Winchester

KY

Marian Edens, R #8, Greenville, TN

2032

1971

 

 

0446

Myer, Frank

Box 335

Maryville

MO

 

2033

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Whitesel, Carolyn

Route #1

Richmond

KY

Fancy. "For My Mother, Nettie Reeder, Morehead, Ky."

2034

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

Walnut fingerboard

2035

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Sebring MD, Samuel W

Route 1

Flemingsburg

KY

 

2036

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Fields, Robert K

 

Miami

FL

[number starred] 4 string, 150 year old yellow poplar top from church pews from Brown's Fork Baptist Church, Cleveland Road, near Lexington (off old Highway 60)

2037

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Glen, James and Anne

2110 Alpine Place

Cincinnati

OH

 

2038

1971

 

 

0046

McClure, Jerry W

1106 South Locust

Oxford

OH

 

2039

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Keogh, Pamela

641 W Cooper Dr

Lexington

KY

 

2040

1971

 

 

0046

Belsley, Judith Walton

c/o Noel Walton

Burlington

KY

 

2041

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Dalton, Mrs Roger M

11906 Ridge Rd

Anchorage

KY

 

2042

1971

May

18

0071

 

 

 

 

Walnut fingerboard

2043

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Land, Reg

1422 Parrott

Evansville

IN

White pine top, diamond-shaped sound holes

2044

1971

 

 

0046

Forberg, Richard R

124 Aldritch Hall, Beloit College

Beloit

WI

Curly maple, curly redwood top, inlaid fingerboard

2045

1971

 

 

0046

Richards, Dean B

3257 Lansdowne Dr

Lexington

KY

 

2046

1971

 

 

0446

Brown, Dix

Box 96, Centre College

Danville

KY

 

2047

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Northern, Sharon Bach

RR3

Berea

KY

4 string, heart-shaped sound holes, butternut top, walnut fingerboard

2048

1971

Jun

1

YP-1900

Hagler, David

 

La Jara

NM

 

2049

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

Walnut fingerboard

2050

1971

 

 

0046

Harlan, Sue

 

Sarasota

FL

 

2051

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Straus, Bill

511 Ridge Rd

Lexington

KY

Heart-shaped sound holes, walnut fingerboard. Phone 451-1814

2052

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2053

1971

Jun

 

YP-1900

Garman, Deborah

604 W Pennsylvania Ave

Urbana

IL

[number starred] Special. Lyre dulcimer - exhibited at Berea Fair '68; and at Asheville Fair '68

2054

1971

Jun

18

0046

Marlyn, Mrs Patricia

14378 Park Dr

Edmonton, Alberta

Can

1/4" deeper

2055

1971

Jun

 

YP-1900

Goldman, Steve

906 Whitehall

Silver Spring

MD

 

2056

1971

Jun

 

YP-1900

Weakley, Bruce

Box 1715

Los Gatos

CA

By Mame Jackson

2057

1971

Jun

 

YP-1900

Smith, Dr Norvall S

Norwalk Hospital

Norwalk

CT

By John Haley, Lexington

2058

1971

Jun

 

 

Summers, Turner

1545 Russell Cave

Lexington

KY

 

2059

1971

Jun

 

YP-1900

Sento, Mrs Henry D

Route 1, Box 413A

Prairieville

LA

 

2060

1971

Jun

 

YP-1900

Thomasian, Greg

420 1st Ave

Pelham

NY

 

2061

1971

Jun

25

0046

Brown, Connie

 

Vienna

VA

Registered 11/97. Don't know who original owner was.

2062

1971

 

 

0046

Billington, Isabella

4054 Samoa Way

Louisville

KY

[number starred] Started using larger diamond sound holes at larger end (2) - better tone.

2063

1971

 

 

YP-1900

 

 

 

 

 

2064

1971

 

 

YP-1900

 

 

 

 

[number circled] She called about this one - eBay? 11-19-03 (Poplar top, Howard Hall, Berea)

2065

1971

 

 

0046

Auger, Susan

7549 Ayers Rd

Cincinnati

OH

 

2066

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2067

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2068

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Walker, Christine

100 Allegheny Ave

Towson

MD

Old back

2069

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Ahlberg, James T

251 Kensett Rd

Manhasset

NY

Sold at Brasstown, NC

2070

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Germano, Joseph

Mathes 418, Harvard University

Cambridge

MA

Signed

2071

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Carroll, Janice Lee

c/o Ted Lee

Pengilly

MN

 

2072

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2073

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

[number starred] 26 - Die - France

2074

1971

 

 

0046

Courter, Lennie

2651 S Boston Place

Tulsa

OK

 

2075

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2076

1971

 

 

0046

Rea, Dawson

HC75, Box 305

Marshall

AR

 

2077

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Carroll, Janice Lee

c/o Ted Lee

Pengilly

MN

 

2078

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Schad, Wallace

3355 Peachtree

Louisville

KY

4 string, heart-shaped sound holes, butternut top

2079

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Gregory, Yvonne

 

 

 

68 Asheville Fair

2080

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Polovitch, Diane

211 Stiles St

Elizabeth

NJ

 

2081

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2082

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2083

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Rennie, Victoria A

1608 Confederate Ave

Richmond

KY

Heart-shaped sound holes

2084

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Jennings, Mark B

1650 Burdette Ave

Evansville

IN

Diamond-shaped sound holes

2085

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2086

1971

 

 

0046

Kirschborn, Donna

John C Campbell Folk School

Brasstown

NC

Hollow fingerboard and top cut out also - Do Mi Sol Do, inlaid

2087

1971

 

 

0046

Rothschild, Nancy

805 Sansted Rd

Pikesville

MD

 

2088

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Schieve, Cecelia M

2284 E River Rd

Grand Island

NY

Heart-shaped sound holes

2089

1971

 

 

0046

Kalas, H H

110 Chestnut Ct

Berea

KY

 

2090

1971

 

 

0046

Gordon, Edward M

72 Spring Lane

Englewood

NJ

 

2091

1971

 

 

0046

Alvey, Richard

University of Pennsylvania?

 

 

Sold at Brasstown, NC

2092

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Redshaw, Susan

124 42nd St

Manhattan Beach

CA

Tuners

2093

1971

 

 

YP-1900

 

 

 

 

 #2093 was found in a closet of my wife's aunts house. The aunt Beryl Becker was the original owner.

In perfect shape, appears to be a four string but there's only three tuning pegs and three strings. It says "yellow popular top from "Indian Fields Hotel" Clark Co., Ky

 

Donna Kelly

2107 Willowdale

Cleveland, OH

2094

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Zion, Jean G

344 E 84th St

New York

NY

Matched top

2095

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Guze, Vivian S

66 Sunset Ave

Montclair

NJ

 

2096

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Griebstein, Elizabeth

7441 Clovernook Ave

Cincinnati

OH

 

2097

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2098

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Chase Jr, Mr Frederick

951 Victoria Dr

Dunedin

FL

Craft Fair Exhibit; antique pine top, heart-shaped sound holes, 2-piece fig. Walnut back - 4 string. Resold to Ruth Elliot, 507 Stirling St., Greensboro, NC.

2099

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2100

1971

Aug

18

 

Baker, Floyd & Edna

 

Winchester

KY

Backmatched and inlaid - 4 position markers [and special notched peg box]. Traded in on guitar, 4/20/71.

2101

1971

Aug

 

YP-1900

Deweene, Polly

Route #1

Huntsville

OH

 

2102

1971

 

 

YP-1900

 

 

 

 

Butternut fingerboard

2103

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

[number starred] from Kuwait (Arabia)

2104

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2105

1971

 

 

0046

Baugh, Mrs James

546 Woodson Dr

Jackson

MS

 

2106

1971

 

 

0046

Farris, Miss Pam

9124 Goodwood Blvd

Baton Rouge

LA

 

2107

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2108

1971

Oct

26

YP-1900

Mardis, Mrs Wanda

RR 1

Preston

KS

1/4" deeper

2109

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2110

1971

Sep

8

YP-1900

Clark, Dr Carl M

 

Lexington

KY

 

2111

1971

Oct

20

YP-1900

Oppenheim, W E

737 Blanton Blvd

Macon

GA

 

2112

1971

Oct

26

YP-1900

Lykins, Kathy

Box 45

Trenton

FL

Pine top, heart-shaped sound holes

2113

1971

 

 

0046

Walson, Mrs Whitey

 

 

 

 

2114

1971

 

 

0046

De Coursey, Rita

R #1, Box 146

Curryville

MO

 

2115

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Wolf, Mrs Peg

800 Westchester Dr

Lexington

KY

 

2116

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Widner, Ralph R

 

Alexandria

VA

By Mrs W K Monie, Lexington, Ky

2117

1971

Oct

13

YP-1900

Panther, Patricia

565 Riverdale Ave, Apt 2

Ottawa, Ontario

Can

4 string, heart-shaped sound holes, butternut top, walnut fingerboard

2118

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Hovanel, Jay

11898 Lawndale Dr

Cleveland

OH

 

2119

1971

 

 

0046

Lesesne, Louis L

 

Greeleyville

SC

3 string

2120

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2121

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Michell, Mrs John W

104 Caldwell Dr

Oak Ridge

TN

100 yr old back and fingerboard

2122

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2123

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2124

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

Total loss in shipping

2125

1971

Oct

2

0046

Dalton, Harold B

 

Bowling Green

KY

 

2126

1971

 

 

0046

Bjorgen, Stephen

Apple Hall, Kent State University

Kent

OH

 

2127

1971

 

 

0046

Waddle, Mrs Thomas

1087 Lakeland Ave

Lakewood

OH

 

2128

1971

Oct

 

YP-1900

Wood, Mr & Mrs Jeffrey B

 

 

 

 

2129

1971

Oct

15

YP-1900

Ellsworth, Carolyn

11107 N 2nd St

Tampa

FL

 

2130

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

12/9/2007 Hello, I am the owner of dulcimer #2130 which I purchased from Mr. Ledford at his home in Winchester, KY. The dulcimer (and I) are, for the past 30 years, located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. As I recall from our conversation at the time, the wood for my dulcimer was from the interior of some very old, perhaps one of the original buildings, located on the campus of Berea College which was under renovation. I believe it is poplar.
 
Best Wishes,
 
B. Michael Parrish

2131

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Bolloff, Carol

R #1 

La Follette

TN

Berea

2132

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Gerber, Robert C

 

McLean

VA

 

2133

1971

 

 

YP-1900

 

 

 

 

 

2134

1971

Nov

20

YP-1900

Wyrick, Robert K

Route 3, Box 163C

Clinton

TN

 

2135

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Pyle, Betsy

1001 C Ave

Coronado

CA

Berea

2136

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2137

1971

Nov

21

0046

Wright, Harold

Route 20

Knoxville

TN

[number starred] Special exhibit model instrument for Berea Fair 1971 - "DULCITAR" (name of instrument), nylon classic strings to be played as guitar tuned regular, or tune all strings to open chord "G" or "E" similar to Banjo "G" tuning or Hawaiian Guitar - melody played on 1st treble - There would be 5 drones - spruce (Sitka) top, rosewood fingerboard, black walnut sides, back, peg scroll - classic "Torres" Spanish top bracing (finished 5/18/71)

2138

1971

 

 

YP-1900

 

 

 

 

 

2139

1971

 

 

YP-1900

 

 

 

 

 

2140

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Scheidt, Pat

 

Henderson

KY

[number checked]

2141

1971

 

 

0046

McCauley, L L

 

Oak Ridge

TN

[arrow at number] Plus fine tuners, ebony pegs with white dots, diamond-shaped sound holes at smaller end, heart-shaped sound holes on larger end, scroll-type peg box. Exhibited at Gatlinburg Fair, Oct 1969

2142

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Hitzelberger, Miss Rosemary

2124 E Stat Blvd

Fort Wayne

IN

Heart-shaped sound holes, butternut top, 4 string, walnut fingerboard

2143

1971

 

 

0046

Williamson, Mrs Forest

115 S College

Harrodsburg

KY

Heart-shaped sound holes. (for friend)

2144

1971

 

 

YP-1900

 

 

 

 

 

2145

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Bardorf, Marylin S

103 Caldwell Dr

Oak Ridge

TN

Curly walnut back, butternut top and fingerboard, diamond-shaped sound holes, 3 string, staple frets - repaired back opening; replaced and lowered strings (11/8/03). He purchased it from flea market for $10.00!

2146

1971

 

 

YP-1900

 

 

 

 

 

2147

1971

 

 

YP-1900

 

 

 

 

 

2148

1971

 

 

0046

Britton, Mrs Jay C

Route 2 

Bybee

TN

 

2149

1971

 

 

0046

Newkomet Jr, Mrs John C

 

Saint Petersburg

FL

Rosewood overlaid fingerboard, 3 string. England

2150

1971

 

 

YP-1900

 

 

 

 

[number starred] Special. Governor's wife.

2151

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Poss, Barry

804 Green St, Apt D-1

Durham

NC

 

2152

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Treacy, Mrs Ann

215 E Newton

Seattle

WA

3 string

2153

1971

 

 

YP-1900

Pardue, Esther

3501 Patterson St, NW

Washington

DC

 

2154

1971

 

 

CH-21

Francke, Louise

Town House Apts, 1A

Chapel Hill

NC

4 string, butternut top

2155

1971

 

 

 

Wilson, Marcia F

741 E Franklin

Chapel Hill

NC

4 string - special tuners at back, black new style with short (black) tuners

2156

1971

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2157

1971

Dec

4

0446

Smith, Bill

B-1 Brookside Apts

Chapel Hill

NC

 

2158

1971

 

 

0046

Schutz, Virginia W

1109 W Hillcrest

Dayton

OH

Heart-shaped sound holes

2159

1971

 

 

0046

Fowler, Cheryl

1201 Melvin Ave

Maryville

TN

 

2160

1971

 

 

0046

Blackwell, Lewis & Laura

 

Norwalk

CT

 

2161

1971

 

 

0446

Fekety, Susan

c/o Brenda Jones, 505 E 11th, Apt 219

Austin

TX

 

2162

1971

 

 

0046

Strieber, Whitley

8-H 347 W 55th

New York

NY

Old hotel

2163

1971

 

 

0446

Lewis, Janet

603 W 5th

Seymour

IN

 

2164

1971

 

 

0446

Gobar, Mrs Ash

989 Holly Springs Dr

Lexington

KY

 

2165

1971

Dec

14

YP-1900

Elden, Mrs

 

Georgetown

KY

 

2166

1971

Dec

 

YP-1900

Singleton, Mrs Ewell

 

Louisville

KY

 

2167

1971?

 

 

 

Swearengin, Micki (Mrs Loyd R)

3740 N 51st St

Kansas City

KS

 

2168

1971?

 

 

0046

Boykin, Mrs Jake

1315 Huie St

Prattville

AL

Top of slave cabin yellow poplar

2169

1971?

 

 

0046

Chambers, James R Wiseman, Omar

1554 Columbia Dr

Decatur Niceville

GA  FL

Cherry, antique pine top, 3 string  2/9/2007 4 string w doubled middle strings, with partial frets under middle and treble strings and a full 3rd fret to provide G7 chord

2170

1971?

 

 

YP-1900

Wallis, Mrs Donald E

3005 Saratoga Dr

Knoxville

TN

 

2171

1971?

 

 

0046

Smith, Cindy

 

Louisville

KY

Old back and end

2172

1971?

 

 

0046

Russell, Phil

1618 Alexandria Dr

Lexington

KY

 

2173

1971?

 

 

0446

Knight, David F

734 Hill Rise Ct, Apt 12

Lexington

KY

 

2174

1971?

 

 

YP-1900

Trufont, Worthy

2227 Kemper Lane

Cincinnati

OH

Special

2175

1971?

 

 

 

Ledford, Colista & Homer

125 Sunset Heights

Winchester

KY

 

2176

1972?

 

 

YP-1900

Henson, Jodessa

1409 Clay St

Cincinnati

OH

 

2177

1972?

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2178

1972?

 

 

0446

Buren, Susan

 

Danville

KY

 

2179

1972?

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2180

1972?

 

 

YP-1900

Conrad, Miss Betty

10 Leonard Ave, Basement Suite

Ontario

Can

 

2181

1972?

 

 

0446

Lipira, Robert D

Running Brook Ln

Norwalk

CT

Hollow fingerboard with 5 sound holes in side of fingerboard, 4 pearl dots engraved - Do Mi Sol Do

2182

1972

Jan

30

YP-1900

Carawan, Guy

c/o Pitzer College

Claremont

CA

 

2183

1972

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

Fine tuners (4)

2184

1972

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

[number circled] Was burned up in fire (Oakland) 1991

2185

1972

 

 

YP-1900

 

 

 

 

 

2186

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Mato, Daniel

208 S Jefferson

Bloomington

IN

Same as 1693

2187

1972

 

 

0046

Borden, Nancy

110 E Lewis St

Whiteville

NC

 

2188

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Davis, R T & wife

 

Winchester

KY

 

2189

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Brashear, Mark

 

Winchester

KY

 

2190

1972

 

 

0046

Borden, Nancy

110 E Lewis St

Whiteville

NC

 

2191

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Dale, Edward

515 Central Ave, Apt 2

Dover

NH

JUST PURCHASED HOMER'S #2191 DULCIMER FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNER, ED DALE, WHO PURCHASED IT IN 1972 OR 1973. HE SAYS IT HAS NOT BEEN PLAYED IN OVER 30 YEARS AND HAS BEEN KEPT IN A HUMIDITY CONTROLLED ROOM. HE GAVE ME ALL THE ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE, ORIGINAL PRICE LIST ETC.

 

HOMER'S DOCUMENTATION -  IT IS A YP-1900 MODEL WITH SPECIAL MATCHED WALNUT WOOD IN THE SIDES, WALNUT BACK AND FINGERBOARD (OVER 100 YEARS OLD IN 1972). THE YELLOW POPLAR WAS CUT IN 1867.

 

THE DULCIMER WEIGHS A LITTLE LESS THAN 1 LB. 10 OZ.  IT IS A BEAUTIFUL WORK OF ART AND CRAFTSMANSHIP. IT SHOULD PROBABLY BE IN A MUSEUM BUT I WILL TRY TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY IT. SINCE I AM 78+ YEARS - EASIER SAID THAN DONE.

 

YOUR WEBSITE IS A FINE TRIBUTE TO HOMER AND COLISTA'S JAM IS A FINE TRIBUTE TO HER!

 

SINCERELY,

 

DAN HESS

1309 NORTH FORTY

WICKENBURG, AZ 85390

<wickbird@q.com>

(928) 684-3364

2192

1972

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2193

1972

 

 

0446

Mills, Christina

 

Toronto, Ontario

Can

100 yr old back and fingerboard, butternut fingerboard

2194

1972

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

2 piece back inlaid. For Becky Garland

2195

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Craig, Jean

112 Hammons Dr

Richmond

KY

Special. Presented by Edna Baker, Christmas

2196

1972

 

 

YP-1900

 

 

 

 

Special. Fancy back. Repaired 10-28-00.

2197

1972

 

 

0046

Skinner, Rankin

 

Winchester

KY

4 string, diamond-shaped sound holes, walnut fingerboard

2198

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Ramsey, Miss Willa M

United Presley(?) Home, 1203 E Washington St

Washington

IA

Fine tuners

2199

1972

 

 

0046

Rider, Stephen P

2777 Townterrace Dr

Cincinnati

OH

 

2200

1972

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special (Special initials N.O.A.B. '72)

2201

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Olson, Maureen

311 31st St

Hermosa Beach

CA

Special disymmetrical hearts sound holes

2202

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Lacy, Captain George A

5440A Brett Dr

Fort Knox

KY

White pine top, diamond-shaped sound holes

2203

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Hess, Charles

134 Scenic View Dr

Copley

OH

Heart-shaped sound holes, butternut top, 4 string, walnut fingerboard

2204

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Budacki, Robert

1639 W Woodland

Addison

IL

Special gift to Dorothea Howard, Colorado Springs, CO from Mr. Newton.

2205

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Bierman, Diane

 

Cincinnati

OH

Special top from 1880 piano soundboard; 3 string; heart-shaped sound holes - exhibited at 1st KOAC Fair at Berea - 5/67

2206

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Sleadd, Mike

135 S Hamilton St

Georgetown

KY

 

2207

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Buhse, Alice L

3665 S Longmeadow

Trenton

MI

 

2208

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Pipitone, Roy

255 Tennyson Terrace

Williamsville

NY

2/1/2008 Homer Ledford stayed in my home in 1974 when he was participating in an Applachian Festival at SUNY Buffalo.  Homer spent three nights and three days with my then husband and four young children.  Our youngest, Gabrielle Lyn, received a great deal of kindness and attention from Homer.  He would ask about her this way --"Now where is the least one?"  When it was time for Homer to return to his home in Winchester, he gave our family one of his beloved dulcimers #2208 and I played it and treasured it for two years until my husband and I divorced.  I had hoped to receive it as part of the divorce settlement, but it was not to be.  I always missed that dulcimer and thought of Homer many times.  Christmas 2006, my children's father saw fit to return this beloved dulcimer to me and I recently had it tuned.  It is a beautiful instrument and I plan to learn to play it once again after so many years.  I wonder if anyone can tell me how to value this beautiful instrument for insurance purposes.
Thank you,
Shari Delisle, Ph.D.

 

2209

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Sharpe, Kristin S

Box 118, Robie Hall

Gorham

ME

3 string, old back  

2210

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Reeves, Charles R

737 Hillsdale Ave

Hillsdale

NJ

 

2211

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Elsea, Dr William R

 

Cincinnati

OH

 

2212

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Matti, Shari

226 Capen Blvd

Buffalo

NY

 

2213

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Richman, Joan

 

Richmond

KY

Tuners

2214

1972

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

Special

2215

1972

 

 

0446

Benton, Mrs Donna

23 Virginia Rd

Buffalo

NY

Repaired side, 9-26-00

2216

1972

 

 

0446

Landis, Jane

384 Leroy Ave

Buffalo

NY

White pine top, diamond-shaped sound holes

2217

1972

 

 

0446

Bidinger, Vivian

5106 Beechwood Rd

Milford

OH

Special birdseye maple

2218

1972

 

 

0046

Goodenough, Robert

 

Winchester

KY

Heart-shaped sound holes, 3 string, butternut top, signed

2219

1972

Apr

 

0446

Lazarus III, Fred

444 Terrace Ct

Cincinnati

OH

Butternut top, 3 strings, diamond-shaped sound holes. Was refretted with long frets, Oct '98.

2220

1972

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[number checked]

2221

1972

Apr

19

0446

Gold, Seymour

1423 Lakeland Ave

Cincinnati

OH

[see #1621]

2222

1972

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2223

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Hinsch, David

1003 Graudin Ridge

Cincinnati

OH

 

2224

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Hendricksen, Caol

316 S Seymore

Mundelein

IL

Similar to #1574 except dove inlay in face of scroll - not as fancy. Will be used in Vietnam - are missionaries.

2225

1972

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2226

1972

 

 

0046

Trost, Betty T

5550 Brockdale Rd

Birmingham

MI

 

2227

1972

Apr

23

0446

Harris, Henry E

 

Louisville

KY

At '68 Gatlinsburg Fair

2228

1972

May

9

YP-1900

Jascott, Joseph

251 E Griffith

Pocatello

ID

 

2229

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Thompson, Don

5558 Rue Royale

Indianapolis

IN

Old back

2230

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Baumohl, Mrs Jayne

1268 Priscilla Lane

Lexington

KY

 

2231

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Coisse, Deborah Ann

202 Washington St

Lockport

NY

 

2232

1972

 

 

0046

Hayes, Mrs Willard (Patricia)

4848 Westbourne Rd

Lyndhurst

OH

 

2233

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Hickman, Steve

4401 Rena Rd, #3

Forestville

MD

Heart-shaped sound holes

2234

1972

 

 

 

Pritzker, Nicki

 

Libertyville

IL

Butternut, 4 string, heart-shaped sound holes, $71.50

2235

1972

 

 

0046

McGuire, Cathy Lynn

3120 Mason St

Ashland

KY

State Fair

2236

1972

 

 

0046

Patel, Roshmikant

1078 Ledro St

Cincinnati

OH

3 string, birdseye maple, pine top, heart-shaped sound holes

2237

1972

 

 

YP-1900

 

 

 

 

 

2238

1972

 

 

0046

Germano, Joseph

Dept of Marine Invertebrates, Harvard University

Cambridge

MA

 

2239

1972

 

 

0046

Schragg, Kathy

40 Parker Hill Ave, #11

Boston

MA

 

2240

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Baumohl, Mrs Jayne

1268 Priscilla Lane

Lexington

KY

Special made - Fair Exhibit

2241

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Fraley, J P & Anna Dean

 

Rush

KY

 

2242

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Short, Carolyn Sue

11 Oxford Circle, Apt 16

Lexington

KY

Girl Scout at Berea. [Overwritten text: Christ Church Cathedral, phone 587-6701]

2243

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Lewis, Andrew F

1730 Sulgrave Rd

Louisville

KY

Curly redwood top, diamond-shaped sound holes, 3 string, curly maple

2244

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Royalty, Mrs J W

 

Bloomfield

KY

3 strings

2245

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Hancock, Becky

152 Winters Lane

Cold Spring

KY

 

2246

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Monroe, Dicky

615 Ken Ridge Dr

Middletown

OH

 

2247

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Gaskill, Mrs Jack S

RR#3, Box 510A

Anchorage

KY

 

2248

1972

 

 

0046

May, William

R 2 Shakertown Rd

Danville

KY

4 pearl dots

2249

1972

 

 

0046

Collins, Janet

2221 Azalea Dr

Lexington

KY

Purchased by Mrs. W. A. Brownlee, 7107 Stone Mill Rd, Knoxville, TN

2250

1972

 

 

0446

Barnes, Richard N

 

Berea

KY

 

2251

1972

May

25

 

Salem, Eli Michael

 

Lebanon

KY

Owner

2252

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Banks, Kathleen

8445 Cheviot Rd

Cincinnati

OH

 

2253

1972

 

 

0046

Sommers, Alison

2117 Starmont Rd

Louisville

KY

 

2254

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Terrell, Harris W

 

Lexington

KY

Diamond-shaped sound holes. (Office of ombudsman)

2255

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Sundell, Jonathon

310 16th St

Knoxville

TN

 

2256

1972

 

 

0046

Sanford, David

General Delivery

Lake Waccamaw

NC

 

2257

1972

 

 

YP-1900

King, Lou

 

Winchester

KY

4 string, butternut top, sold at Berea Fair  2/19/2008 I recently purchased Homer's #2257 from the original owner here in Winchester. 
Inside it has "Yellow poplar top from Berea College Howard Hall Dormitory 1867  #2257 sp"
It has walnut back and sides.  The original owner said Colista told her the tuners were ebony.  I don't know anything about exotic hardwoods  It seems like the ebony chess pieces I've used are more black.  I know he used a lot of rosewood tuners.  I am going to ask Colista if she has any more info.  If you have any more info I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you,
LaTonia Rice Sweet, MD

 

2258

1972

Jun

15

YP-1900

O'Brian, Joyce

 

Louisville

KY

[number checked] 4 string, heart-shaped sound holes, butternut top, walnut fingerboard

2259

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Michelson, Barbara

70 E 10th St, Apt 6U

New York

NY

 

2260

1972

May

 

YP-1900

Todd, Diana

 

 

Aus

Old back

2261

1972

 

 

 

Aszman, Albert

Box 163

Fredericksburg

IN

Special made

2262

1972

 

 

0446

Ellertson, Peter

 

Norris

TN

 

2263

1972

Jul

1

YP-1900

Collins, Dianne York

 

Cincinnati

OH

 

2264

1972

 

 

0046

Cantrell, Jeanette

 

 

 

 

2265

1972

 

 

0046

Engsberg, Janice

333 Legion Dr

Lexington

KY

 

2266

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Fleishmann, Lee

2099 Georgian Way

Lexington

KY

 

2267

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Naomani, Aviv

2804 Lime Kiln Lane

Louisville

KY

 

2268

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Adams

 

 

CA

 

2269

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Marema, Jack

Annville Institute

Annville

KY

4 string, butternut top, heart-shaped sound holes, walnut fingerboard, 1/4" deeper

2270

1972

 

 

0046

Glass, Robert

 

Madison

IN

 

2271

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Barker, John

 

 

NC

[number starred] Special exhibition at Craft Fair, Asheville, NC 1967 - 6 string (doubles), 2 pc inlaid back, all fancy walnut, pearl in scroll, fingerboard, top and back edges bound with holly, heart-shaped pegs - top spruce of 1880 piano.

2272

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Rose, Todd

 

Lexington

KY

1/17/11 Homer Ledford built dulcimer #2272 for me when I lived in Lexington, Kentucky.  I am an architect. Homer and I spoke at length about the top material to be used for my dulcimer.
He chose to build the top out of salvaged yellow poplar from the Howard Hall Dormitory at Berea College (1867).
The legacy of that building has resonated in my dulcimer since Homer lovingly crafted her.  What a beautiful instrument. I see "craft" dulcimers, all of the time, and am appalled.
I am proud to say that the instrument is in A-1 condition and has lived in its case when not being played.
 

2273

1972

 

 

0446

Stone, Elizabeth Asbury (Mrs James A)

One Garden Terrace

Cincinnati

OH

He chose to build the top out of salvaged yellow poplar from the Howard Hall Dormitory at Berea College (1867).

2274

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Davidson, F B

1641 Trillium Ct

Cincinnati

OH

The legacy of that building has resonated in my dulcimer since Homer lovingly crafted her.

2275

1972

 

 

0046

Charleston Museum

 

Charleston

WV

What a beautiful instrument. 

2276

1972

 

 

0046

Charleston Museum

 

Charleston

WV

 

2277

1972

 

 

0046

Charleston Museum

 

Charleston

WV

 

2278

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Whitford, Leslie

999 Johnson Ferry Rd NE

Atlanta

GA

Phone order

2279

1972

 

 

 

Fuller, Ronald F

Box 313

Morrison

CO

 

2280

1972

 

 

0046

Sexton, Nancy M

R #3, Box 4

Anchorage

KY

3 string, old back also. Christian Theological Seminary

2281

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Roberts, Margaret

Mount Mitchell Crafts

Mount Mitchell

NC

 

2282

1972

 

 

0446

Shine, Catherine

 

Lexington

KY

 

2283

1972

Jul

25

YP-1900

Wilkins, Frederick A

266 E Washington St

Chagrin Falls

OH

 

2284

1972

 

 

0446

Zimmer, Dietrich

 

Heidelberg

Ger

Heart shaped sound holes

2285

1972

 

 

 

Children's Museum

 

Charleston

WV

 

2286

1972

 

 

 

Children's Museum

 

Charleston

WV

 

2287

1972

 

 

 

Children's Museum

 

Charleston

WV

Antique white pine top, diamond-shaped sound holes, fancy walnut

2288

1972

 

 

0046

 

 

Berea

KY

 

2289

1972

 

 

0046

Wright, Lani

28 Harrison Ave

Glenn Falls

NY

 

2290

1972

 

 

0046

Guild Gallery

 

 

 

 

2291

1972

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

 

2292

1972

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

England

2293

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Little, Ray

 

San Diego

CA

Heart-shaped sound holes

2294

1972

 

 

YP-1900

McVarish, Akiko

 

Lexington

KY

Heart-shaped sound holes

2295

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Whiting, Charlotte L

333 Hampton Pl

Hinsdale

IL

[Teardrop-shaped body with heart-shaped sound holes upside down, special scroll-type peg box] Old yellow poplar top from Indian Fields Hotel - full fretboard with mandolin frets.

2296

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Thompson, David

 

Crofton

MD

Sold 12/6/70 Chapel Hill. All girl orchestra; wife of leader Kay Kyser

2297

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Smithsonian Institution

 

Washington

DC

Old back

2298

1972

 

 

0046

Zwertschek, Eric

 

Cincinnati

OH

Heart shaped sound holes

2299

1972

 

 

0046

Peiffer, Frederick R

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

PA

 

2300

1972

 

 

0046

Slone, Gwen

827 E Main St

Georgetown

KY

Shipped to Lexington, 8/5/70

2301

1972

 

 

0046

 

 

 

 

[number starred]

2302

1972

 

 

0046

Leeger, John H

8843 Parkway Dr

Highland

IN

3 string

2303

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Lemke, B F

4888 Corliss Dr

Lyndhurst

OH

3 string

2304

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Adams, Susan

2002 Depaw Ave

New Albany

IN

Sold at Brasstown, NC

2305

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Beck, Robert

 

Lexington

KY

 

2306

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Wood, Mrs Joel

1316 Frederick St

Champaign

IL

Added full frets for him (orchid producer)

2307

1972

 

 

0046

Brock

 

Lexington

KY

 

2308

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Baumohl, Mrs Art

1268 Priscilla Lane

Lexington

KY

 

2309

1972

 

 

0046

Sell, Mary

3353 Bellefonte

Lexington

KY

After Aug: 424 Oakwood, Webster Groves, MO

2310

1972

 

 

0046

Cornelius, Judith

1388 Lakewood Dr

Lexington

KY

 

2311

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Humble, Steve

 

Winchester

KY

 

2312

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Harris, Mrs Fred

1370 Northport Dr

Columbus

OH

2 pc back inlaid. Owen is Glen's nephew.

2313

1972

Sep

 

0046

McGuire, Dawn

1045 Cross Keys Rd

Lexington

KY

Same as 1703; State Fair

2314

1972

Sep

 

YP-1900

Martin, Charles

560 Merrimac Dr

Lexington

KY

 

2315

1972

Sep

 

YP-1900

Burklaw, Mrs Ernest

 

Hazard

KY

 

2316

1972

Sep

6

 

Todd, Gorden

2710 Wellensburg Ct

Columbus

IN

 

2317

1972

 

 

 

Heisler, John

 

Cincinnati

OH

 

2318

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Tincher, Robert

1204 Fee St

Berea

KY

 

2319

1972

 

 

0046

WNCU

 

Cullowhee

NC

By Alan Langdon, New Zealand

2320

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Walker, Fred

258 Rodes Ave

Lexington

KY

(father - John Reese)

2321

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Williams, James

 

Raleigh

NC

[number starred]

2322

1972

 

 

YP-1900

Rummell, David

 

Louisville

KY