General mountain dulcimer or music discussions
You are indeed very fortunate! The Dayton dulcimer club is probably one of the best clubs in the US. They have many events during the year. I have contacts that are leaders of the group and have other information about the club. If you want to send a PRIVATE MESSAGE to me, I will send information to you.
Since both of you are military, I am posting some pictures of one instrument that I recently built. A mother here in Ohio had me build this instrument to honor her son as he retired from the USAF. She was having a hard time deciding on sound holes. She decided on the "stars", since they are a prominent part of the USAF insignia.
Please see attached images.
That's a lovely instrument! I'll shoot you a PM when I get home from work. :-)