This dulcimer was started by my grand-dad back in the 1980’s. While building it he accidentally broke the top of the tail off. He made a replacement tail but never got around to putting it in or putting the sides in or doing any further work on it. He just hung it up and it stayed in that same spot until he died nearly a decade ago. My dad and I were working on the other two I posted earlier when we came across this one with the new tail hanging with it. I brought it home and took the broken tail off, put the new tail on, made some sides (couldn’t find anything that matched close enough to the burled pattern so I made them out of some straight grained walnut. It bends easier and more uniformly anyways.) and made the bridge and nut, and finished it. The top and back are almost exactly the same, as they’re both bookmatched and from the same piece of wood.