"Makes perfect sense, Ron.
If you are proficient with the diatonic scale, then that's the scale to use. It's all about having some fun.
That being said, with your current DAd tuning, you are right in the heart of CBG tuning. Playing…"
"I have built several dulcimer's and quite a few strum sticks, I never could get the hang of playing a guitar, but I am able to play the dulcimer really well.
I became very comfortable with the diatonic scale of the dulcimer and decided to make…"
"Thanks for clarifying the tuning and scale.
Diatonic tuning is common on dulcimer while chromatic is more common on guitar.
What led you to choose diatonic tuning? Is it more fitting with the type of music you play?
Regardless, it is a great looking…"
"Congratulations on your first build.
What is the tuning scheme? I notice that the frets are spaced more like a dulcimer than a guitar.
The wood on the box looks great!
Is it electrified?
Thanks for sharing the photos."
"I like 1/8 to 1/4 side wood. I use kerfing braces on the edges for strength and something to screw the top or Back onto. I have found however that thick sides and tops can still be loud. I use Cedar “up to a 3/8 inch” often. Even 1/4…"
"I'm like using white pine for the sides and bottom of made boxes. For the sides, I just rip a 1x2 in half to get two pieces about 5/16" thick ( 3/4" cut in two less half the width of the saw blade). It works well."
"Thanks for your reply, I have built several dulcimer's some teardrop and some hourglass shaped, I have also built several strum sticks. I usually keep the sides 1/4 of an inch, for the top and back I use 1/8 material, I also use a brace on the…"