Bob Magowan


Bob Magowan

 

Bob Magowan

Memphis, Tennessee
Mountain Dulcimer Building

A perennial favorite at Dulcimer U, Bob's job will be to show participants how to build their very own mountain dulcimer from the parts he will provide. His class is perfect for players and non-players alike.

Bob began his luthier career in August, 2000 when he purchased a mountain dulcimer kit, assembled it and began to learn how to play it. Following that experience, he started designing and making his own mountain dulcimers. He currently constructs Magowan Mountain Dulcimers, which are custom made instruments, at his home in Memphis. His instruments are prized by many players across the U.S.

Over the years he has developed an interest in other stringed instruments by repairing all types of bowed instruments including violins, violas, cellos, and he has also worked on guitars, mandolins and concert zithers. To date Bob has built over 100 instruments, mostly mountain dulcimers, but also pickin' sticks, cookie can instruments, a mandolin and a number of experimental instruments. His musical interests include old time and bluegrass music and playing dulcimer, fiddle, viola, mandolin and tenor guitar.

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