New Mountain Dulcimer Build

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Project by solardave posted 04-02-2015 09:58 PM 1604 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another dulcimer from the wood shed. Just arrived yesterday at its new home in northern Kentucky. Walnut box with oak fretboard, headblock & tail block, with short scale (24.75”) two octave fretboard
also has piezo embedded into fretboard under saddle area for amplified use.

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#1 posted 04-02-2015 10:11 PM

Wowzers super nice dulcimer David, great detail carving on the headstock and tailpiece!

-- R.S.Bretz, Pa.

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#2 posted 04-02-2015 10:19 PM

Beautiful. Wish I had the talent to make something like that! How does one even get started to make something like that?? I would love to hear your story. Better yet I would like to hear you play that instrument!! Keep up the great work you are a true craftsman!!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#3 posted 04-02-2015 10:35 PM

Beautiful work.

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#4 posted 04-02-2015 10:38 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. Randy, you know you’re my inspiration for the carving. Wouldn’t be doing it had we not crossed paths. It’s good to have inspiring friends. Makes for much better projects.

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#5 posted 04-05-2015 12:48 PM

Bee-u-tee-ful! I’d like to hear a sound clip from this

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 10-10-2015 01:51 PM

Wow! beautiful! I have just started working on a dulcimer build. It’s complicated! How did that short scale work out? I have small hands and was thinking about 24 3/4. Then I thought maybe that would be too small and I should go 25 3/4. I’m still trying to decide.

-- Marsha, Northeast Ohio

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#7 posted 10-10-2015 07:38 PM

That is a beautiful musical instrument.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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