The simplest little resonator instrument of all. Please add links to plans, photos of your canjos and ideas you've found that make the most of this diminutive instrument.(The image is a temporary placeholder, I'll replace it any day now!)See More
"I'll be honest with you, I do not hear any unpleasant sounds. Traditional built mountain dulcimers have a unique harmonic ring to them. They are diatonic instruments and rely heavily on sympathetic notes often created by strings vibrating that…"
"OK, good information and follow up. I am familiar with that type. I presume the body is wood? I ask because there is a company in CT that has been marketing a cardboard model with a wood fretboard. It actually sounds quite…"
"There are numerous items used as "Traditional" noters. Reeds, hardwoods, fingers, etc. use what is comfortable and offers the best sound. I presume you built this Dulcimer? If so, is what you are hearing "String buzz"? Caused by…"
I am not sure what you mean by "stick thru neck" design. Also not sure which video you are referencing.
Understanding what you have for tools and skills would help to get you suggestions., but this page might help…"
"See if you can find someone with a Jointer, that is the tool made to do the job. Milling the wood to make it flat will go a long ways to it staying flat. Internal stress caused it to bow, the memory is in there. Planing it flat would be best."
"Those look very nice. What is the VSL? I have often contemplated buying (or building) one. I really like the "A Sticks" by Wendell Powell, although I am not sure if he still walks among us. I have not seen a post from him since about 2009…"
"A piece of hardwood dowel and an o-ring makes a decent looking capo. Cut the dowel an inch longer than the width of the neck. Cut a small notch on the dowel with your pocket knife, about a 1/4 inch from each end on the same side of the dowel. Using…"