Hello all! I am an amateur dulcimer builder who has produced a few well intonated dulcimers with minimal tools (backsaw, mitre box, scribing chisel, yardstick/straight edge, pocket knife) and noticed…Continue
Hello all! I am an amateur dulcimer builder who has produced a few well intonated dulcimers with minimal tools (backsaw, mitre box, scribing chisel, yardstick/straight edge, pocket knife) and noticed that the resources for amateur level dulcimer building are limited to very poorly intonated novelties. My first question is whether I have perhaps missed a quality resource for low level builders that details how to build dulcimers. My follow-up question is whether there would be any interest in a…See More
"Sorry to be so late to reply. Given time to experiment I have found that 'on the soundboard' builds are much more achievable with the limited tools I have, but 'in the soundboard' designs have provided me more volume. Also…"
"Hey all. Im very new to building instruments, I've been messing around in my living room on the weekends for the last few months making toys. Forst thing i made was a walking stick with a diddley bow stuck onto it. Next was this dulcimer for…"
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I am fascinated at all the unique sounds people experiment with. Its very cool to see an instrument that is unlike anything in a music shop. I also really like the idea of being able to make a functional instrument at a very low cost, so that I'll always have access to something to play.
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