Just intonation and limitations
General mountain dulcimer or music discussions
Thanks for all the great information I did purchase the warren may, #657 which according to warren it is a 1979 or 1980 with just intonation. He said to check the first fret and see if the length of the first fret is less than the length of the second fret. The first fret is shorter than the 2nd fret distance and so it is a just intonation. It is in perfect condition and a beautiful Birdseye maple dulcimer. It has old strings on it. Extra strings are sized at 22 for bass and 12 for the other strings. I am not sure on the tuning In terms of the octaves of the 155. I think the bass should be the normal D bass as a DAD would be. Is the AA on the middle and melody strings tuned to the normal A which would be on the middle string of DAD tuning or are the middle and melody different octaves? I will post pictures.