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Project by Sam posted 01-06-2015 01:37 AM 1561 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter took an Appalachian Music class this past semester. She asked me a few weeks back if I could (help her) make a dulcimer for her final project. I looked around online and just happened to have a set of plans on my computer that looked like it might fit the bill. Top and sides are made out of sycamore, back is walnut (thanks Joe!), head and tail are hard maple, fretboard is bloodwood, and the nut/bridge are ebony. It was a fun project, particularly fun to work on this with my daughter. “We” got an A in the class.

Thanks for looking!

-- Sam S. - Hebron, KY

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#1 posted 01-06-2015 03:16 AM

WOW! LOOKS LIKE AN A WITH COMMENDATIONS TO ME. Great job and mighty fine working with your daughter.

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#2 posted 01-06-2015 04:49 AM

Very Nice. Always fun to help the kids with a school project. That is a beautiful instrument.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#3 posted 01-06-2015 01:30 PM

Beautiful Sam. Love the back :)

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#4 posted 01-06-2015 05:56 PM

Very nice. The dulcimer has a beautiful sound.

-- Marty, Ohio

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#5 posted 01-06-2015 11:47 PM

It looks very fine! I pondered for a long time that making a dulcimer might be a good entry-way (for me) into luthery. I studied instrument making for a while before I decided I should learn to make a “box” first! : )

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#6 posted 01-06-2015 11:54 PM

Outstanding work on the dulcimer.

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