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Legacies Project Oral History: Herb David

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 10:05am

Herb David was an Ann Arbor luthier.  Originally a research psychologist, David was taught how to make and repair stringed instruments by his mentor, Sarkis "Sam" Varjebedian.  At the age of 30, David started Herb David Guitar Studio, a shop where he produced, repaired, and sold guitars, dulcimers, harps, banjos, and many other types of stringed instruments.  He passed away on July 25, 2020.

Herb David was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2016 as part of the Legacies Project.

Herb David Demonstrates How to Play An Appalachian Dulcimer, March 1963

Herb David Demonstrates How to Play An Appalachian Dulcimer, March 1963 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 1, 1963
Caption
Makes Music: Former research psychologist Herb David plays an Appalachian dulcimer by using a goose quill to pluck the strings the way Americans played the instrument in years past while sitting on their proches in the mountains of the eastern United States

Herb David Builds An Appalachian Dulcimer, March 1963

Herb David Builds An Appalachian Dulcimer, March 1963 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 1, 1963
Caption
Builds Appalachian Dulcimer: Herb David is shown here working on an Appalachian dulcimer in his State St. string instrument shop.

Herb David at His Studio

Herb David at His Studio image

Herb David with Handmade Harp

Herb David with Handmade Harp image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 29, 1978
Caption
On Their Way - Local instrument maker Herb David (above) [this photo] proudly shows the ornate harp he created over a three-year period. David and his harp are on their way to the Smithsonian, which has selected the harp for a year-long show of musical instruments by American instrument makers. At left are details of the instruments design. (News photos by Larry E. Wright.)

Harp Handmade by Herb David

Harp Handmade by Herb David image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 29, 1978
Caption
On Their Way - Local instrument maker Herb David (above) proudly shows the ornate harp he created over a three-year period. David and his harp are on their way to the Smithsonian, which has selected the harp for a year-long show of musical instruments by American instrument makers. At left are details of the instruments design [this photo]. (News photos by Larry E. Wright.)

Pittsfield Democrats Elect Herbert David

Pittsfield Democrats Elect Herbert David image
Parent Issue
Day
14
Month
February
Year
1961
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