|Project by solardave||posted 415 days ago||683 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
This dulcimer’s shape & style was inspired by the Mongolian Horse Fiddle.
I don’t know why I was inspired to make this, it just needed to be… Even though I bastardised the Mongolian National Instrument by turning it into a dulcimer, I hope I paid tribute to the Asian design & look, with an Appalachian via Florida twist. The head is carved out of pine, with a poplar neck & peg head box. Dulcimer fretted with a 24 3/4” scale. Home made rod piezo bridge with bone saddle & bone nut. Box has pine sides with 1/8” birch ply top & back. A 3/4 size fiddle tailpiece with fine adjusters rounds out the package. I sprayed a subtle black burst on the edges & accented the shape with a single gold stripe front & back. I hope you like it, I think its cool…