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Dulcimer #3

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Project by johnstoneb posted 05-19-2017 03:04 AM 945 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my third dulcimer. I made this one as a chromatic. This means it has 12 notes to an octave and has the same fret number and spacing as a guitar. Dulcimers usually have a diatonic fret board 7 notes to an octave. I am giving this to my SIL let him figure out how to play it.

It has a cherry front, back and peg head, fiddleback maple sides, and a padauk fretboard. Finished it with several coats of clear shellac, rubbed it out and waxed.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 05-19-2017 03:22 AM

Very good job. You really are refining your work on these.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-19-2017 03:53 AM

Very nice, Bruce. Is your SIL an attorney? I note what look like scales in the top.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#3 posted 05-19-2017 04:07 AM

Good work.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#4 posted 05-19-2017 06:27 AM

Another nice one. Great Bruce!

This one is chromatic but what scale is normal. Major or minor or something else? This instrument must have a special sound isn’t it?

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#5 posted 05-19-2017 10:15 AM

Now that’s a beautiful instrument…well done sir.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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johnstoneb

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#6 posted 05-19-2017 10:45 AM

Don He is an attorney.

Dutchy A dulcimer being a folk instrument has nothing normal. I don’t know enough about music to say what scale it is tuned to .

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#7 posted 05-19-2017 01:15 PM

This is an outstanding musical instrument. What a nice dulcimer which displays a lot of wonderful details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#8 posted 05-19-2017 01:46 PM

So talented, now we just need a video.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 05-19-2017 02:42 PM

Looks great!

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#10 posted 05-19-2017 02:52 PM

Another beautifully crafted instrument Bruce.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#11 posted 05-19-2017 03:32 PM

Very beautiful!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#12 posted 05-20-2017 01:36 PM

Beautiful and personalized. Great job, Bruce!
”I am giving this to my SIL let him figure out how to play it.”
This made me smile.

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 05-22-2017 04:01 PM

Truly a work of art. Nicely done.

-- http://iamawretch.com/

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