|Project by Purplelady||posted 03-28-2016 05:00 PM||559 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This is the first time I have ever made a dulcimer. The sides and peghead are made from walnut. The top and bottom are honey locust.
I hand carved the peghead and the tuners are Schaller guitar tuners. I was lucky, my brother gave them to me. This was really a challenge for me, and I don’t think I’ll be giving any of you luthiers out there any competition!
The dulcimer is playable but a couple of frets are not really in tune, even though I measured and measured, and then measured some more! It was fun to do though, and I learned a lot. I may make another one sometime, but not anytime soon.
-- Marsha, Northeast Ohio