I had the privilege of meeting George Orthey today. I took my 30-year-old dulcimer over to him and he took a look at it for me even though it’s not one he made (how I wish it were!). He played one of his and the difference between the two was amazing!
In case you don’t know, George Orthey is THE premier maker of hand-crafted autoharps in the world, and he lives in my back yard. Perry County has lots of treasures!