Dan has made over 15,000 instruments over the past 20 years. He crafts them in his shop at the base of beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, in Old Fort, NC. He and his wife, Crystal, share a love for handmade crafts and can often be found at Grove Arcade in Downtown Asheville, NC.
When not in Asheville or the instrument shop, he enjoys trout fishing, picking music, and painting.
The Woodrow instrument series is a cross between a banjo and an Appalachian dulcimer (or lap dulcimer). Played upright like the banjo, but having the dulcimer construction, gives these instruments the perfect style for Appalachian, bluegrass, Celtic, and blues music.
Some styles have a real banjo like “twang”, while others have a more rounded and mellow sound. Each one is different, and the voice and personality vary from instrument to instrument.
The unique design makes it easy for many ways of playing. From one singe finger on one string to flat picking; from major to minor to blues, the woodrow is so easy and simple to adapt. The only limit is your imagination…