Toasted Head wine box dulcimer strummer

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Project by solardave posted 03-06-2014 01:06 PM 1114 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend gave me this 2 bottle ply & pine wine box, knowing that I like to make instruments out of cigar boxes & such. After resizing it to fit my needs, it was perfect. Made a neck out of red oak & carved a bear on the headstock to go along with the bear theme on the box. Dulcimer fretted with 3 pairs of strings it has a nice rich acoustic sound for such a small box. Bone nut & bone saddle along with the the rod piezo bridge give it amplified volume. Thanks for looking…

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#1 posted 03-06-2014 01:44 PM

Luv it David ! The details pop! on this one.

-- R.S.Bretz, Pa.

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#2 posted 03-06-2014 03:25 PM

Very nice! Love the bears theme! What’s your tuning? Are the double string ‘same note’ or ‘octave apart notes’?

-- Dennis, WV

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#3 posted 03-06-2014 03:31 PM

Thanks, Dennis, tuning is D A D. Octaves on the middle A & lower D. High D is unison pair. I use .010-.030w, .008-.014, .010-.010 for strings

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#4 posted 03-06-2014 09:39 PM

Nice work on a well tuned project. The carved bear really adds personality!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 03-07-2014 03:55 AM

Jam on, and drink up… Both sound gr8!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 03-12-2014 04:11 PM

Very pretty instrument! Beautiful wood combo and like all the bear designs especially the carving. Great work!

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