This 24.5" dulcimer guitar is fretted for the chromatic scale and has a course of (double) top strings for chimey, jangly tone. Features include * 2 Bottle c...

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Comment by Rough Cut Tom on December 16, 2019 at 9:12pm

Thank you Poorness! It was totally worth thinning and bracing the paperboard top - added a ton more projection than my first 'as is' paper box builds when I started out.

Comment by Keith Rearick on December 16, 2019 at 3:01pm

Tom, anyone who makes a post, on the page, will get all the responses in their emails. for those who post after them. Unless you block them. Same for pictures, and the threads.

Comment by Poorness Studios on December 16, 2019 at 1:44pm

Some really nice workmanship on that build... and it sounds great.

Comment by Rough Cut Tom on December 15, 2019 at 8:43pm

Hey thanks Keith! It's tuned Dadd bottom to top. I use Elixir Nanoweb 80/20 bronze on my finger-picking guitars. Weights: D:30 a:20 d:10 d:11. This gave me the most even tension across the neck. Hoped to go up a gauge but nope, she told me she's fine right where she's at - unless I want a dip bowl for my chips!

Comment by Keith Rearick on December 15, 2019 at 2:18pm

Wow on the sound. Both acoustic and electric. What is it tuned and type of strings? Has a sort of banjo sound. Really Like it. You are also a good at playing it.

Comment by Rough Cut Tom on December 15, 2019 at 10:58am

Thanks Guys! This one got a little scary since I thinned the paperboard top down to 2mm (and a scosh less in some spots) then X-braced it and put a bridge plate and the top STILL deflected about 3mm under the bridge with strings on! It's held steady for 3 weeks now but looks like I won't be putting heavier strings on :-)

Comment by BrianQ. on December 15, 2019 at 12:27am
Some nice jangly harmonics, great job!!!
Comment by Uncle John on December 14, 2019 at 10:57pm

Oh, that is some chime like pretty tone and playing.  

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