|Project by MattMize||posted 08-11-2013 11:35 PM||1184 views||4 times favorited||4 comments|
I just finished and tuned up this dulcimer about 20 minutes ago. The frog on the head was carved by a man in Bristol, Va at least 12 or 13 years ago for my granddaddy. He died before he had the chance to use it, so I made this dulcimer over the past two weekends. I really took my time to get all of the details and make it as presentable and playable as possible. I did all of the cutting, gluing, fretting, sanding and scraping last weekend and got it all put together and trimmed up. This weekend that’s just wrapping up I finished it, made the nut and bridge, and did all of the musical setup. The pictures that my phone takes definitely don’t do the grain justice, unfortunately.
I put some more pictures of the building process below.
Thanks for looking!