|Project by solardave||posted 07-03-2016 03:46 AM||605 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
This is a short scale (24.75”) walnut lap dulcimer / banjo with oak headstock, tailblock and fretboard.
The banjo resonator is an 8” hand drum. An idea handed to me by our own mountain934, Randy Bretz.
It also has twin piezo discs epoxied under the bridge area, on the underside of the drum head, and a 1/4” jack attached to the side for amplified use.
The bridge is oak & walnut with a bone saddle insert. The nut is also bone.
I made it for my aunt who is part of a large dulcimer group in Kentucky. The shorter scale length is an asset for her due to age & arthritis issues. She finds the shorter scale much easier to play & chord on.
Thanks for taking the time to check it out.