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Project by solardave posted 10-21-2012 10:06 AM 1769 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Box dulcimer made as a gift for my aunt’s 80th birthday. Made from red oak & mahogany ply.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-21-2012 10:16 AM

Another instrument lost on the youth of today. Nice build. I am sure she will love it.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 10-21-2012 10:18 AM

Welcome to LJ’s

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

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MarkTheFiddler

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#3 posted 10-21-2012 12:13 PM

Very nicely done! I don’t remember ever seeing a box style like that. Very cool!

Your dulcimer took me immediately to a little gig I had at Pine Barrens in New Jersey. It was a pickup gig. A friend called a friend and so on until I got called. We all showed up at found that the dulcimer player was calling the shots. She kept it simple and cycled through about 10 tunes all afternoon. She just loved wildwood flower. Every time I see a mountain dulcimer I think of her and wildwood flower starts to play in my head.

I don’t find too many lap dulcimer players in North Texas, but you have pulled out one of my favorite memories. Thanks for that!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#4 posted 10-22-2012 05:43 PM

What a gift!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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solardave

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#5 posted 10-22-2012 07:24 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. It’s the second one I made like this. Not only is it acoustic, but there’s twin piezo discs mounted under the top. You can plug & play thru an amp or PA.

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#6 posted 10-22-2012 09:00 PM

A unique project ,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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