Thanks, Steve! I'll be sure to tell Don you said hi. One of these years I have a hankering to go here: http://www.wvculture.org/stringband/ It is a whole week, rough camping. Dunno if I could talk the spouse in to going, certainly not the kids. Might have to go stag!
I leave to go back to NC a week from Friday, and THAT is the Don Pedi trip. I'm just finishing up my last MD, (D d dd) on these totally gaudy Aroma de Cuba boxes, and trying to play everything every day so I am as ready as I can be.
Yes, the Museum was just awe inspiring! I might drop back in on this next trip, too!
Also, I got to stop in Berea (no kids in the car to complain!) and visit Warren May's shop and play a "real" MD, they sure sound nice and he's perfected his action so that it almost plays itself. I might have to give in someday and buy one.
Still thinking about a false bottom on one, but so far I think I'm winding down on building. Only have a banjo on my wishlist now.