Dulcimer Build

Dulcimer Build

Postby TI4-1009 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:27 pm

OK, not exactly Dead-related equipment, but there IS some cocobolo and quilted maple involved.

I just finished my second dulcimer. The first was for my daughter from a kit, this one was pretty much from scratch. Adirondack spruce top, maple sides, rosewood back, ebony fingerboard. It was a great excuse to get some tools- drill press, band saw, scroll saw, chisels, spokeshaves- and to start to learn to use them.

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Re: Dulcimer Build

Postby TeeJay » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:15 pm

Wow! Stunning work! Can you put a super 2 in it?
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Re: Dulcimer Build

Postby tcsned » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:50 am

Awesome!! I had a roommate with one years ago, taught myself how to play "Paradise" by John Prine on it.
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Re: Dulcimer Build

Postby ccw3432 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:04 pm

Nice! I like the multi-lam head and contrast of the spruce and ebony. I bet you can get some GD songs going on it...
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